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App for WhatsApp

By Bastian Roessler
Supported Devices : Mac OS

Release Notes

01/09/2016 | Version : 3.6.1 | Size : 5.9 MB
Only with App for WhatsApp you can send and receive voice messages, photos, videos, documents and Emojis (even with Touch Bar).

New features in this version that make App for WhatsApp even better:

• Added ability to show the senders profile picture in the desktop notification badge
• Videos are now automatically transcoded to the correct format before sending. Never worry about compatible video formats anymore!
• Added ability to choose Emojis via Touch Bar
• Paste images via Cmd-V key combination
• Stability improvements
• Bug fixes

App for WhatsApp is now also available for your iPad. Follow the link for more info:

21/06/2016 | Version : 3.5.0 | Size : 5.5 MB
Only with App for WhatsApp you can send and receive voice messages, photos, videos, documents and Emojis.

The Update to Version 3.5.0 is yet another huge update that brings a lot of great new features:

• Adjustable layout size
• Dark Mode: With a beautiful layout dominated by dark colors App for WhatsApp will be easy on your eyes
• Stealth Mode: Makes the App window partly transparent to prevent others from peaking into your conversations
• Ability to store received photos and videos
• Countless little features, fixes and optimizations

App for WhatsApp is now also available for your iPad. Follow the link for more info:

28/02/2016 | Version : 3.0.0 | Size : 5.1 MB
Version 3.0.0 brings a lot of great new features that are only available with App for WhatsApp:

• Record videos up to 30s inside App for WhatsApp using your Mac's built in iSight camera and share with your friends via WhatsApp
• Take a picture with your Mac's built in iSight camera from within the App and send it via WhatsApp
• Add filters to the pictures taken with App for WhatsApp before sending to your friends
• Play voice messages
• Choose between more than 20 different notification sounds
• Select a custom wallpaper for your chat window
• Call your friends via FaceTime directly from the App
• Option to only use monochrome MenuBar icons
• Drag and Drop images directly from Apple Photos App
• Change your profile picture from within App for WhatsApp
• Added support for full-screen and split-screen App window
• Fixes a bug that could lead to the Emoji menu reacting sluggish
• Fixes a bug that could lead to the App not launching after login
• Fixes a bug that could lead to App for WhatsApp not asking for a password after a relaunch even though privacy mode was activated
• Various other fixes and optimizations


App for WhatsApp is the best and most powerful App to use WhatsApp on your Mac.

The App is among the TOP selling Apps in more than 30 countries worldwide and has received overwhelming user feedback.

Only with App for WhatsApp you can send and receive voice messages, photos, videos, documents and Emojis (even with Touch Bar).

It is the must have App for any WhatsApp user with a Mac!

Why is App for WhatsApp so popular? Only App for WhatsApp provides the following features:

• Send and receive voice messages
• Send and receive documents
• Record videos and photos directly in App and share them with your friends
• Save received images, videos and documents to your Mac
• "Do not disturb Mode": disables all notifications with a single click
• "Privacy Mode": Automatically locks App for WhatsApp with a password after a user selected time
• "Stealth Mode": Prevents others from peaking into your conversations
• Choose Emojis via Touch Bar
• Choose from more than 20 different notification sounds
• Choose a custom chat window wallpaper image

Other features:

• Polished Mac style user interface
• Integrates seamlessly into your Mac workflow
• Option to hide the dock icon (run the App seamlessly in the background)
• Open the App window with a customizable keyboard shortcut at any time
• Option to show a MenuBar icon (in the upper right corner of the display, where the clock is)
• Customization options for the notifications (show/hide sender and message preview)
• Option to automatically launch the App after login
• Dark mode: With a beautiful layout dominated by dark colors App for WhatsApp will be easy on your eyes
• Use drag and drop to send media (also from Apple Fotos App)
• Reply to incoming messages right from the message notification
• Show unread message count in Dock icon badge
• Show new unread message alert in MenuBar
• Call your friends via FaceTime directly from the App
• Play videos inside the App
• App window supports full screen and split screen mode
• Standalone Application. No need to have a Web Browser window open to write WhatsApp messages
• Optimized for minimum CPU and Memory footprint using latest Swift 2.2 technology

We have answered the most frequent questions in an FAQ, which you can reach at
For further support, feature requests, bug reports or anything else, please eMail to
We'll be happy to assist you!

App for WhatsApp requires a WhatsApp Web compatible device.
(If you are unsure please open WhatsApp on your mobile device, navigate to settings and check for a "WhatsApp Web" option).

App for WhatsApp is now also available for your iPad. Follow the link for more info:

App for WhatsApp is a third party App. The developer of this software is NOT sponsored by or affiliated with WhatsApp Inc. in any way.

Screenshots Mac OSX :

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Social Networking , Utilities

Comments and Ratings for App for WhatsApp

Does exactly what I would expect. (3.6.1)
10/01/2017 14:21:00 5/5 By Scott4544
Good app and does exactly what you would expect. Every now and again it loses connection with my phone but thats quite rare. Messages come through on the app just as quick as my phone. Used it for about a week now and i dont have any complaints. Worth the £1.49.

Typing (3.6.1)
01/01/2017 12:14:00 5/5 By Dan Francis
I love this app installed on my MacBook 12 inch as I am far faster typing on my keyboard than thumbing on a smartphone. I have had no problems with working with the app on Mac OS X Sierra - It just works.

Just buy it. (3.6.1)
01/01/2017 04:28:00 5/5 By GaryJohnSenior
Works great. Does exactly whats needed.

Almost perfect (3.6.1)
29/12/2016 08:47:00 4/5 By Retro4K
You can't knock this app for its well polished functionality. It does everything the web version does but without it being necessary to keep a browser open to use it, and the developer did an excellent job of utilising macOS functionality to make it better to use than the web version. It also has some other thoughtful features like silent mode and being able to reside either in the menu bar, dock, or both. Where it falls a little short is the amount of memory (RAM) it consumes to keep active in the background, with about 4 separate processes for the main app altogether consuming (at a minimum) 250MB of memory, with it rising far higher if you actually use the app. Its a great app and I would highly recommend it but it would be even better if the developer could address the memory issue. Edit: would also be useful to have some quick settings options from the menu bar icon as opposed to just instantly showing the app when clicked on; such as setting it to do not disturb, quitting the app (currently you have to go through the settings menu).

Average app for now, but better than whats currently available. (3.6.1)
19/12/2016 03:45:00 3/5 By Ronny konig
After reading the rave reviews, I happily paid for the app. Now I wish I hadn’t. Its a decent app at best. Pros: 1) Control over desktop notifications. This is a very good feature, as it has customisations on privacy and sound. 2) The Do not disturb functionality. You can leave it on, but then you dont get notifications if you are busy with work, or in office. 3) The overall convenience of not having to keep going to a browser tab to check your whatsapp messages Cons: 1) It really slows down the machine after sometime, makes everything feel laggy. Need to restart the app then. 2) When you shut off the app, it leaves a black screen behind for some reason. Not sure why. When i try restarting it, i see a tiny window instead of the full size screen. 3) Keeps logging off or losing connectivity for some reason, despite my phone being connected 4) Despite reading the messages, you need to revisit the screen to have the menu bar icon lose the new message notification Since it has these annoying bugs, it makes me wish I hadnt paid. But since I have, I hope the app developers push anupdate which fixes these issues. Hence its a 3 star for now.

Its wonderful! (3.6.1)
18/12/2016 04:58:00 5/5 By Kym Marshall
I love WhatsApp I chat to my daughters all day long on it Sometimes my son even joins in. It is so quick and easy and instant.And i love the way the pictures of all my beautiful grandchidren go straight into Photos without having to specially save them. and it is just soooo easy to send photos.

YAAAYYY 4 WhatsApp (3.6.1)
14/12/2016 06:37:00 5/5 By ashthebash77
Brilliant to have this on the Mac.

Five stars - must have! (3.6.1)
12/12/2016 13:55:00 5/5 By Ricky2k11
Been waiting to do this on my Mac for ages! In an ideal world for a Mac user everyone would have/be using iMessage however, the reality is that Whatsapp is dominating the instant messaging market. Being able to use it on my Mac is so convenient! It’s a little nostalgic also as it reminds me of the old MSN messenger days. It esssentially just connects to your iphone so you need to have it switched on. Other people in the reviews are moaning about this but its really a non-issue, if your out and about you would be using Whatsapp on your phone anyway and when your at home your iphone will be in your house so I don’t see a problem? On whole this is a must use app.

Just a larger screen version of iPhone What’s App (3.6.1)
10/12/2016 08:13:00 1/5 By Scandifan1
I bought this App in order to be able to send messages from my iMac without having to keep my iPhone next to the iMac. However, as others have pointed out, the iPhone needs to be on as well as the iMac so what is the advantage of the app? The only difference is that the screen is bigger.

Great app works very well (3.6.1)
07/12/2016 19:29:00 5/5 By MuchDutch
This is a great desktop extension of WhatsApp. Your phone has to be online simultaneously to use it, which can be a little frustrating sometimes, but there is a kind of puritanical zeal there about focus on the Single Valid Channel which I guess Facebook Messenger does not have - whether that is a benefit or not I am not sure! But with that factor in mind, this is a very good app,

Solid and Reliable (3.6.1)
04/12/2016 14:50:00 4/5 By Fazzy866
This is a very good effort indeed. I should remind you that this wont replace your iPhone app - in fact it still has to be switched on for this app to work, but the application looks slick and functions well. Easy and neat to use and has all of the main features of the original iPhone application. Makes group communication a whole lot easier!

Just what I needed (3.6.1)
04/12/2016 09:26:00 5/5 By BigLee71
Perfect for while im sitting at my desk, no need to keep picking up phone. Just works as it should. The perfect addition to message and call forwarding on iPhone.

Does what its supposed to (3.6.1)
17/11/2016 05:47:00 5/5 By Dangerous Keith
And it does it well, can’t fault it for my requirements makes life so much easier replying to messages during work.

Rubbish (3.6.1)
13/11/2016 13:01:00 1/5 By KOSTASMED

Memory leak bug (3.6.1)
09/11/2016 16:22:00 3/5 By skkhanna33
If I leave the app open for a day, suddenly my laptop will slow to a crawl. Looking at Activity Monitor shows that this app is using up 2GB of memory and ˜70% of CPU.

Awesome (3.6.1)
03/11/2016 15:12:00 5/5 By Strawbs_77

VERY useful, especially if suffering WhatsApp overload (3.6.1)
27/10/2016 11:10:00 5/5 By HarlowHound
I’m involved in a several groups that use whatsApp and so i’m getting far too many WhatsApp per day. This allows me to view and respond on my laptop. I now view this as essential! CONS: lacks ability to have a few key chats remain at top 5 stars? yes it could be improved with less volatile search etc the app on my laptop frequently looses contact with phone, and I finally worked out that fasted way to reconnect is to open whatsApp on the phone ==> would help if the “your phone is disconnected message simply said, “open whatsApp on your phone”. Search box is very useful, however the chats that are found won’t stay still in order to allow one to choose right one. Summary - very glad I bought this

Works well (3.6.1)
25/10/2016 19:27:00 4/5 By Rugby tragic 75
Does what it says on the tin, useful too.

Whatsapping on my Mac (3.6.1)
25/10/2016 14:52:00 5/5 By Jonathan T
I use Whatsapp for several contacts who don’t yet use Apple products and I want to share image or video files with them. Rather than always go to my iPhone to connect, now, as I’m working, I can stay in touch right on my Mac workspace. Having the app on my Mac also makes it easier to share files I’m working on, to show certain, non commercial clients, how it’s coming along and get their feedback on the direction of the project. Working a treat so far and the simple sync to all the contacts on my iPhone was a snap, just the way I like it.

Excellent App (3.6.1)
22/10/2016 12:39:00 5/5 By JeL1010
To clarify, this app is not made by WhatsApp/Facebook. It is done by a 3rd party. This means that the app links in to your phone’s Whatsapp account when they are on the same wifi network. You can not get rid of your phone or turn it off and expect this app to magically do the rest. It is just a link back to your phone. This app is brilliant because most of the features in the iPhone app are available here. You can add and retrieve pictures and videos. You can see what time people read your message and it gives quick access to chats while you are on your mac. People rating it low are just naive in thinking it means that this app is a replacement to the phone app. There is nothing functionally wrong with this app. They are just annoyed at that. Feel free to ignore them

WhatsApp on the Mac (3.6.1)
20/10/2016 18:55:00 5/5 By stevw724
Great app, been using if for a few years on my iPhone. But now brought to the big screen, and keyboard. Totally recommended!

WhatsApp for Mac (3.6.1)
14/10/2016 23:21:00 5/5 By Niknikbear
Amazing! so impressed, can finally send large pictures to someone with no email address!!!!!!!! Well done!

Great to be off the phone and type on keyboard! (3.6.1)
13/10/2016 23:44:00 4/5 By Just B!
I have been using my phone watsapp until now on Mac Air and it’s great to not needing to be on phone all the time! However, agree with another review that it only synchronizes to work when the phone is on, unless something I am doing wrong. Otherwise it is brill and very pleased with it.

App For WhatsApp V3.6.1 (3.6.1)
13/10/2016 15:50:00 5/5 By Add.smith
Great app. Best one of all available ones. The main reason for wasting my time trying the others was the emoji icons took too long to load an scroll through, however no issues on this app. Supports sending sound clips too!

Excellent App! (3.6.1)
12/10/2016 19:47:00 5/5 By Lover Of This App Man
Not a bad word to say about this App! I love it, it’s easy to use and very convenient.

Disappointing (3.6.1)
04/10/2016 08:59:00 1/5 By Lahdifbr
Oh dear! This isn’t a stand-alone product. It will only work if you have your phone also switched on and loaded with the same app. There are major issues with network connections too - mine only works using tethering with my iPhone. It refuses to connect with my 2 home wireless networks. Don’t bother buying it. Just use your free smartphone version. I feal cheated frankly.

Absolutely worth having (3.6.1)
27/09/2016 19:56:00 5/5 By JJS1916
I orignailly downloaded WhatsApp for my phone and immediatley found it very useful. I became a big fan instantly. I was delighted when the sortware developers released a version for the Mac. The ability to view phots on my MacBook Air was a real bonus being able to use my keyboard to type was the icing on the cake. I disagree with a previous reviewer, this is certainly a great ap for the Macbook. An excellent application.

Handy Extension to the phone app (3.6.1)
27/09/2016 18:24:00 5/5 By Wee buns
This app is excellent when your’e working on a project on the MacBook & also having a whatsapp conversation at the same time. Works well because of not having to continually lift your phone to reply to whatsapp messages. Very quickly nip onto the app and type away on there then switch back to your project. Very ggod app.

Very Useful (3.6.1)
26/09/2016 09:15:00 5/5 By HatBlack
Bought this app before Whatsapp actually released their own version. I still find this one easier to use and I like the password protection. very good app never had any problems with it.

Great! (3.6.1)
19/09/2016 12:36:00 5/5 By C.Alys
Really good to have it on main computer! Thanks! one problem encountered: the emojis do not correspond to the one chosen… just a glitch! they work fine on iPhone… but not on computer.

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