All-new WhatsApp app for Mac!

WhatsApp has been working on a new app for macOS built on Catalyst technology.  The first beta of the revamped WhatsApp for macOS app has now been released.

What is Catalyst technology?

Catalyst technology allows developers to create a single version of an app that runs on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Developers can create universal apps for iOS, iPadOS, and macOS.

Current WhatsApp for macOS is based on the Electron framework that utilizes more CPU and memory.  In comparison, the beta app based on Mac Catalyst is faster and more efficient.

The new WhatsApp for macOS beta app features a new interface with a left sidebar to switch easily among different sections such as calls, chats, and settings.

The app is currently in the beta phase and can be downloaded from TestFlight, depending on the availability of slots. However, there is no information about the release date officially.

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