Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp is coming to desktops. The company has announced that its apps are now available on PCs running on Windows 8 and above and for Mac OS 10.9 and above.
Similar to 'WhatsApp Web', the desktop app is synced with WhatsApp on your mobile device. According to the company, "The app mirrors conversations and messages from your mobile device."
Since the app will run natively on users' desktops, they will have "support for native desktop notifications, better keyboard shortcuts, and more".
To download the app, users need to visit https://www.whatsapp.com/download from their desktop browser. Then, open the app and scan the QR code using the WhatsApp app on their smartphones. The company also advises users to connect their phones to Wi-Fi.
The desktop app is in addition to the existing apps for Android, iOS, Blackberry, and Windows Phone, among others. The desktop app comes 16 months after WhatsApp made its messaging service available on the web.