As WhatsApp introduces message reactions and other improvements to its desktop app on Windows 11, it looks like Apple’s macOS is next on its agenda.
According to WABetaInfo, you will be able to connect an Android phone, as well as an iPhone to the app on macOS, allowing the feature to be used on multiple devices. This allows you to manage your messages independently of your smartphone being switched off.
It’s a welcome improvement for macOS users, as they may have felt left behind after the redesign of WhatsApp Desktop for Windows 11. But with WWDC on the horizon for June, it’s possible the app is coming sooner to Mac users than later.
Analysis: It’s time for macOS to get some attention
There was a time when you used your laptop or PC to load MSN Messenger, AIM or Adium, depending on your taste and where your friends and family were most.
But with the advent of apps in 2008 with Apple’s App Store, WhatsApp slowly climbed the ranks high enough to be available for other devices and apps, such as your web browser and, recently, the Apple Watch. .
Meta’s messaging application wants to be accessible to laptop and PC like MSN Messenger was. The desktop app on Windows 11 already offers message reactions, video and voice calls, and the ability to send gifs to each other.
Having the same experience on macOS will be a great benefit for many and will mean one less used tab for WhatsApp Web, where you can manage your messages in a web browser.
As we’re not far from WWDC 2022, we might see improvements to Apple’s iMessage, which would also be welcome. Seeing new effects or faster ways to access stickers and emojis would be a big improvement.
But it looks like we’re about to see WhatsApp on macOS as its own app, and that’s only good for its users.