WhatsApp Releases New Windows Client with Improved Performance and Multi-Device Sync

WhatsApp introduced a new version of the Windows client

WhatsApp, a popular messaging app owned by Meta, has recently launched a new version of its Windows client, which features improved performance and better calling features. The updated version also supports multi-device sync, allowing users to continue using the app even when their phone is switched off.

According to a recent Instagram post by Mark Zuckerberg, the new Windows app features end-to-end encrypted group calling. The update also enables users to make video calls with up to 8 people and audio calls with up to 32 people. The mobile app also allows group calls with similar limits. The company has stated that it plans to increase the number of people allowed in a group call in the future, making it easier for users to have a group call on their desktop.

WhatsApp has been focusing on improving the big screen experience since it announced multi-device linking, which allows users to use one account across multiple devices. In June last year, the company introduced a new Mac client in public beta with performance improvements for Apple Silicone-based systems. Additionally, WhatsApp is currently testing a new version optimized for Android tablets.

Earlier this week, WhatsApp also announced two new group-related features. The first feature allows group admins to scan through all requests for joining the group under the “Pending Participants” section. The second feature allows users to see shared groups in search results when searching for a name. Previously, users had to visit a contact’s profile to view common groups.

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