It is a reality that in recent months WhatsApp has made good progress in terms of improvement of its services on both mobile and computer. Examples include the ability to transfer chats from Android to iPhone, a more control in group messages and even increase message deletion time. Now the latest news is present in your native version of Windows which has come out of its beta process and is open to all users.
So far, in case a user wanted to work with WhatsApp on Windows, had to opt for a version based on the web version, making the experience not the most appropriate and mainly affecting performance. But now, with this new native app, everything runs more adequately, which we have already been able to verify when we tested it in beta.
The differences you will notice after the update
As we mentioned, so far this new application it was in beta phase and could not be used by all users. But this is no longer the case with its final version which can be download directly from the Microsoft Store. Although, in case WhatsApp is already installed on your PC, you just have to go to the tab Library in the lower left corner and check for updates. One of them should be the new version of WhatsApp which will be installed automatically.
As soon as you open the application, you will be able to detect the main change that this version presents, which is related to the redesign of the interface. Now keep on being much cleaner, showing cats clearly without being cluttered at all. This is something that has been sinned in the web version where a busier interface can be detected and it does not display the most important information clearly. In this case, it becomes more integrated with the operating system itself.
This design change mainly contributes to improving performance compared to the web version by not having to load so much information simultaneously. In this way, the load of messages shows that it has improved considerably when it comes to its speed, making it a much more productive option. Also, something was missing is that fixed chats were synced, for example, but now it’s completely tied to what you have on your mobile device.
Although what is really interesting in this case is the WhatsApp multi-device function, Until now, it was in beta phase, but it has already come out of this process. This is an indication of the performance boost when you want to keep multiple devices logged into this account simultaneously. That is, you can open the account on several computers at the same time, for example.
Another of the great differences that we can find with WhatsApp Web is the possibility of filter the information that will allow you to select if you want to display only your contactsmessages from people you haven’t saved or see favorite messages at a glance.
But not all of them are advantages, because there are also limits in this version which is also transferred to the rest of the Web or Desktop versions. The following elements stand out:
- It will not be possible to view the real-time location of your contacts on WhatsApp.
- Inability to respond to states or create new states, although this is also not found in WhatsApp Desktop or Web.
- In case an iPhone is linked, it will not be possible to delete text messages.
- Inability to send messages or call people who are on an old version of the application.
Although all these limitations they were also not present in the web version although it is not excluded that in future updates all the improvements will be implemented in order to have a better experience, and that it will resemble the mobile application.