WhatsApp launches native app for Windows

WhatsApp is releasing a new native Windows app that ditches the old web-based backend to run natively on Windows.

According to GSMArena, WhatsApp users can link a desktop computer to continue making and receiving calls 

And texting without having their smartphone nearby. This is done using WhatsApp Web in a browser or a web-based WhatsApp desktop app.

Native software will perform better, use fewer resources, and launch faster than the original

Native software will perform better, use fewer resources, and launch faster than the original, although it won't really seem that different on the surface.

 When your phone is offline, you can continue conversations from your keyboard for these apps

A native MacOS software will also be released from WhatsApp, but it is still in the works. 

The WhatsApp MacOS software is now in closed beta testing and will be released as a macOS meaning it will be built into the WhatsApp iPhone app

The early beta of the new WhatsApp desktop app is much faster than the existing one, as reported by 9to5Mac.