Following Apple and Spotify, WhatsApp is also bringing its desktop app to the Windows 10 store

May 15, 2017

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Windows Store had a pretty good month so far. At Build 2017 last week, Microsoft announced that Apple is bringing its iTunes app to the Windows Store — making it the company’s first to be available from the Windows Store. And earlier this month, Microsoft also announced that Spotify is launching on the Windows Store. These two are pretty big apps, but another big desktop app is coming to the Windows Store: WhatsApp.

A listing of the WhatsApp has recently popped up on the Windows Store, indicating that the app will soon be available for Windows 10 PCs sometime soon. We were able to try the out app, and as you would expect, it’s just the company’s classic desktop app which is a web wrapper for WhatsApp Web. Even then, the WhatsApp Desktop app is very powerful — you can share photos, videos, documents, and do a lot of the other things using the app. Of course, you will need your phone connected to the internet for the app to actually work so it is still a bit annoying in some scenarios. Interestingly, the WhatsApp Desktop app on Windows 10 has the default Windows 10 icons (Segoe MDL2 icons) rather than the ones used by WhatsApp Web, and that’s a pretty nice touch for sure.

It isn’t clear when WhatsApp is planning to launch the app on the Windows Store — but we’ll let you know when it’s available for download. In the meantime, you can checkout the listing below.

Developer: WhatsApp Inc.
Price: Free

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