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WhatsApp working on software with Apple Mac Catalyst: Know-more

The NEW Mac app will come with three-panel interface which will provide access to archived chats, phone calls, starred messages and settings. The Catalyst app will include features which are not available in the Electron version, like file drag-and-drop and a spell-checker.

Reported By : IANS Edited By : Saumya Nigam | Noida
Published on: January 27, 2023 17:48 IST
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WhatsApp is reportedly working on a new Mac application which will use the Apple Mac Catalyst development environment. The new software will enable the user to better use system resources.

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According to AppleInsider, at present-聽WhatsApp provides a web-based Electron app for Mac users in addition to its web app via browsers.

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Catalyst and Electron聽are software development frameworks that help developers to create desktop apps.

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The new app has been in a closed beta for a few months, but now anyone can download the file on macOS Big Sur or later on the WhatsApp website, according to the report.

Following installation, it will display a QR code that users can scan with their iPhone to link their accounts using the WhatsApp iOS app.

The Mac app's three-panel interface provides access to archived chats, starred messages, phone calls, and settings.

The Catalyst app includes features not available in the Electron version, such as file drag-and-drop and a spell-checker, the report mentioned.

Meanwhile, WhatsApp has reportedly rolled out some new shortcuts for group admins to quickly and easily perform actions for a certain group participant, on iOS.

The new shortcuts simplify interactions with group members as now the platform supports large groups of up to 1,024 participants, reports WABetainfo.

The new update will help group admins quickly manage and communicate with such a large number of participants in private.

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