Whatsapp desktop app for Windows and Mac released. Whatsapp messaging service available on the web since 2015. Like web app, you’ll need to scan a QR code using the WhatsApp mobile app. Benefits of using the web app include access to all your favorite keyboard shortcuts and desktop notifications.
According to a Whatsapp blog post:
“Like WhatsApp Web, our desktop app is simply an extension of your phone: the app mirrors conversations and messages from your mobile device”
WhatsApp available to download on Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10. For Mac, you need OS X 10.9 or newer. WhatsApp also available on Windows Mobile, Android and iOS.