WhatsApp UWP App is Available on Windows 10 and Windows 11. Here's How to Get it

Some of the new features include faster loading time, less RAM usage, new hand drawing tool and more!

Some of the new features include faster loading time, less RAM usage, new hand drawing tool and more!

WhatsApp UWP App On Windows 10
Image: Microsoft Store

The popular messaging app, WhatsApp, is now being released on both Windows 10 and 11. The beta version of WhatsApp which is owned by Meta.Inc, formerly known as Facebook.Inc, will soon be available on Microsoft Stores.

However, this doesn’t mean WhatsApp was not available for use on Windows before. The earlier versions of WhatsApp are not based on UWP (Universal Windows Platform) which means users were unable to enjoy all of the features available as intended. The new upgraded app is based on XAML UI language which will allow the users to have better text and voice messaging experience similar to the mobile app version.

How To Get WhatsApp Beta Working On Windows 10 And Windows 11:

  1. Click on “Windows' icon on the bottom left side of the screen
  2. Search “Microsoft Store”. Open the app store and you will see multiple apps available.
  3. Go to the search bar and type “WhatsApp Beta”.
  4. Click on the blue “Get” button on the right side of the screen.
  5. The app will be automatically downloaded and installed on your operating system.
  6. After it is done installing, you can click on Open and view the beta app for yourself.

How To Sync Your Mobile App To The New Windows UWP Beta App:

  1. Sign in the UWP app from your account.
  2. Open WhatsApp on mobile app and press on the three dots on the top-right hand side.
  3. Press “Linked Devices” option.
  4. Press the option “Link a Device”. This will allow you to scan a QR code
  5. Scan the QR code shown on the UWP Beta app and it will automatically sync it with the mobile app.

The users who are using the older version of WhatsApp can go to the Microsoft Store and upgrade the app to the new 2.2145.3.0 version.

Earlier, the Electron framework was being used to bring WhatsApp to desktop and was based on the website version. Some of the new features include faster loading time by using less RAM, new hand drawing tool and receive background notification of messages while not using the app.

by Anas Siddiqui