Alternatives to scan the code must be there 1/5
The camera in my phone does not work to scan the code. It would be helpful if there was any text message authentication option alternative for the desktop version. The desktop version is a lifesaver. Hope you guys over there will fix this soon. So frustrated that I cant access the app from my macbook.
Everything is good but for mac users I think that if you could add the emojis to the touch bar it will help a lot.
By Give Me Honest Apps!
I like WhatsApp for Mac OS Desktop. Very convenient compared to using a tiny iPhone keyboard and for sharing pics and such. But, the audio notification is too loud and there does not seem to be a volume control. It is such a nuisance so I turn off the audio notification. I’d rather turn it down.
Works well but needs a more minimalist design 3/5
With would be nice if I could had the pannel on the left. It’s too large for something that is only used occasionally.
need video call 3/5
By Vidit Kalani
its really good application but its need to update like a mobile application. its better when this web application has video call. if possible to give us a new update with video and normal calls.
Needs improvement 3/5
By Shelling Ford
The fact that this requires a wifi connection to your smartphone makes me wonder why I can’t do video nor audio calls. I appreciate that it is easier to type on my macbook but this should be a standalone version. Once the phone authorized the app it should work without it and there HAS TO BE VIDEO AND AUDIO CALLS. I would give this app 5 stars if it had video and audio calls.
Most features do not work. 1/5
Picture or video keeps loading forever. Unable to upload image, mp4 video or audio files to share from desktop. Whenever tried to upload any file, it says “1 file you tried adding is not supported.” This was not an issue with earlier, it was working fine in earlier versions. Please allow to upload 3gp files from desktop app too; all these are possible in mobile app, however.
excelente servicio 5/5
muy buen servicio, no sabia que se podia ocupar whatssap desde el mac. bueno bueno bueno!
Good desktop version 4/5
I appreciate having the desktop version of this app as I can type on a full size keyboard far more quickly than on my phone! For the most part - clean interface, same UI, and relatively un-buggy.
Most recent version - I seem to be getting weird, rapid/flickering screen refreshes (especially when my CPU is under load and the app doesn’t have focus) that wasn’t occurring before this update. Not sure if it’s specifically this app update or something else contributing to it (but it doesn’t occur in other apps.)
One request - would be nice to have emojis autosuggest such as :) and :P (as they do on the mobile app) so it’s not necessary to bring up the emoji panel every time.
Thanks for the development (and testing, to make this relatively bug-free!)
Good, but has potential to be better! 3/5
I really like the idea of this, to function much like iMessage does! However, there is definitely room for improvement. I would really like to see video calls supported on the desktop version as it is on mobile, much like FaceTime but with compatibility between different types of phones. I think this is the most useful feature that could be added. However, as some other users have mentioned, it would also be quite nice for this application to function without having your phone on, nearby, and connected. These changes would make this desktop version SO wonderful, up to par of the mobile version we all know and love. Would love to see these features rolled out sometime soon, please!
iMessage is better 1/5
iMessage is better because:
•Message Desktop is independent from the iPhone
•Much more interactive conversations
•Integrated apps with Message
Voice and video calling 3/5
Please give us calling features on the Mac version.
By Reano De Vitto
I am seriously considering to get back to the Web WhatsApp (browser version).
The app is completely bugged, crashes a lot, takes a long time to send text messages. Audio messages usually get the player spinning infinitly.
Seriously, these guys should spend sometime and rewrite this app from scratch.
I’m sticking with Telegram 1/5
This app requires my phone to be on and connected to the internet in order to be utilized, which really defeats most of the reasons WHY I installed it to begin with. The other problem is that it often has difficulty in staying connected, even when my phone is near my computer. I find no benefit from this application, so I will be sticking with Telegram.
The images are not availble or distorted after one day passes 1/5
It doesnt allow multiple image and audio delete
there is a big bug related to images between the android app and the PC mac app that distorts the images or doesnt allow the user to access them
Cellphone batteries is drained fast
Why do I need my phone to be constantly connected? 2/5
This is the number 1 thing that’s draining my battery. My iPhone is constantly working in the background to keep the Whatsapp connection going, and sometimes it disconnects which shatters the entire app to pieces.
I don’t understand how come other messaging apps like Skype, iMessage, Telegram etc. don’t have this redundant feature, making me completely dependant on my iPhone being constantly charged and constantly connected.
Nice and simple, but... 3/5
It does what it’s supposed to do. Though preferences are limited and having no other language option on autocorrect makes it a nuisance at times.
since the update 3/5
for some reason none of my images load. Was working fine before it updated on my desktop. Phone to phone it works fine, but when i open the app on my laptop, nothing
Other languages 3/5
I use Desktop App very frequently and rate it 5 stars. One anoyance that I have been expecting to get fixed is that by default there’s a language correction feature that underlines in red any word that seems to be speeled wrong in english. For those of us that write in different languages, it is pretty anoying not being able to disable this feature or change it to another language as a second best option. It is quite surprising that the Preferences window in the desktop app takes you to whatsapp preferences , not about the desktop client as it should be. Will review up if fixed.
It has BUG on MAC 1/5
By Soshiyanet kami
It does not work on my OS 10.12.10. After first time run will stop working and I even cannot delete it from my MAc dock menu until installing completely.
no touchbar support!! 1/5
Whating for tochbar emojis
Not as good as it can be 2/5
In general lines is pretty good because of the productivity and comfort, but you can not talk unless your iPhone (in my case) is connected to the internet. The main idea of having a desktop application is that you can do the same tings on the computer as in your phone, so is a little dysfunctional. Other point quite important is the energy impact, if well was approved by Apple, is disapproved by myself as a laptop user, that means I use my MBP through the battery a lot and is not so good for me the energy and memory impact. There are alternative apps that do the same thing, better and for less resources costs. Despite the "bad" things still a great app.
Think about it;)
What is wrong with you?! 1/5
Why don't you make completely independent apps like Telegram did?! It's such a pain working with WhatsApp I truly prefer Telegram. You just lost one user.
Without being able to connect to phone… app useless 1/5
Needed the Whatsapp app on my mac because my iPhone stopped working. So download the app and asks me to scan a QR code on the iPhone. Well since that is not possible, cannot use app. Totally useless
doesn’t work!! 1/5
doesn’t work on my mac!!! disappointed :-(
Seems to require a phone 1/5
Since I don't have a smart phone, I was excited to see this app had a desktop version. But when I download it, the opening screen has nothing except a QR code, that it says to scan with your phone. No menu options, NEXT button, OK button .... nothing.
Totally useless and deleted within 5 minutes of downloading.
It’s okay 3/5
It’s a good app on App Store, but I would be great if we can make a phone call and VDO call like on phone. Hope the company will develope its function soon. :)
It works.. but 3/5
I have used this app since it came out and worked just fine, but recently I have been getting the ¨Phone not connected¨ message very often and also a message that indicates that my phone is currently connected to another computer and I get the ¨use here¨ button. Which makes me concern about the privacy and security of my conversations.
No Independence Is Just Disappointing 1/5
By Marty Quiogue
For months, WhatsApp Web was a pinned tab on my Safari, so it wasn’t really convenient to use as a messaging app, considering Viber and Telegram had their own Mac clients. That said, it got the job done as an extension, and the need to have your phone connected was understandable for security purposes, since it was merely a website.
Then this Mac app came along this year. I was excited and relieved that WhatsApp finally had an entry on the App Store, because I’ve used this app a lot to communicate with family. The one thing I expected out of it that would make this a step above the web version was its independence. Then I saw the familiar “Phone Not Connected” notice. And that’s where they fell short. How do you not make this a standalone when Viber and Telegram have been doing it for a pretty long while?
This whole issue, to me, makes the app quite pointless. This should have never gone beyond the web in the first place.
WhatsApp Inc, just know how much of an inconvenience this is and how much of an advantage your competition has here.
And FIX the problem.
Waste of time 1/5
not for desktops…i have a Mac and i get Zip
Data issue 1/5
had to delete the app it was draining all my data
Energy Impact seems to be very high... 3/5
Since the latest update the app seems to be consuming a lot more energy while on battery.
Needed improvement 5/5
If you are using multiple desktops on the iMac, Under Options you choose “All Desktops” but the function does not work; it appears only on the initial desktop.
needs video chat option for laptop 4/5
the app works great but i would like to have the option for video chat for my laptop instead of using my phone all the time bigger screen is always better that a small phone screen, but other than that app works great
Missing Features 4/5
Love having WhatsApp on my Mac but its missing features that are on the Iphone. I would like to send photo’s from the Mac app like I so fondly and frquently do from the iPhone. Keep up the good work . WhatsApp is how I stay connected to my daughters daily and share photos.
Add Calling Options. 4/5
Please add calling options for this app. Chatting and Sending files is working fine for me.
Almost, but not quite 4/5
I love this app. However I wish that there was a video option for Mac.
Uses QR to pair with phone and then just WORKS! 5/5
Very simple setup. Download, open app on Mac, open app on mobile phone, go to settings and Whatsapp Desktop and scan code. Done. The instructions are all there in the app here anyway. Not all mobile app features are here yet. Like making calls in app is still only on the mobile device and the Mac app must be in contact with the phone to work. If your phone is in airplane mode it does not work. For an early release this seems just great.
Desktop and iPhone apps both work great 5/5
In case anyone is confused by some of the more clueless reviews here, this download from the Mac App Store is indeed the desktop version. It does seem as though you need to have WhatsApp set up on your phone in order for the desktop app to be configured. They made this really easy: open desktop app; it will present a QR code on its screen. Open the phone app, click its Settings button, and right there you’ll find an option for configuring the desktop app by pointing your phone’s camera at the QR code. It’s instantaneous!
Good stuff. Kudos to WhatsApp for making this Apple-class easy.
Desktop Version 5/5
This does have a desktop version. You just need to follow the directions during the setup. Open WhatsApp on the phone, in Setup, open camera and hold it up to the bar code.
Install and set-up were fast and easy. 5/5
2012 MacBook Air, and it works flawlessly.
It’s working 5/5
I’m not having any problems like people have. Everything is fine so far.
Works Perfectly on my MacBook Air 5/5
I just downloaded the app and had it working in minutes. It is so easy. I just picked up where I had left off on two different phone chats, one a single person chat and the other a large group chat that is years old. No problem! That was easy.
NOT AVAILABLE FOR DESKTOP DOWNLOAD-TITLE WRONG 1/5
This does NOT offer desktop download unlike how it is labeled. ;-(
doesn’t work on Mac 1/5
There was no download available for Mac, only mobile devices
Missing features 3/5
I am still waiting to see integration with TouchBar for MacBook Pro owners. Until this is implemented, I am sticking to a third party app
can’t open on my mac,, use on my iphone all the time.
App is great, however I’d love badges on the app without the app having to be open or hidden. If it could be just like iMessage, it would completely change how I use the desktop version. Also, adding video chat support and calling would totally enhance the app!
App crashes with VoiceOver running 3/5
I'm a blind user and thus need VoiceOver to use the WhatsApp app. However, if VO is running, the app crashes. WhatsApp Web can still be used, but this is a warning to any other blind users that downloading the app is kind of a waste at the moment. Having to constantly turn VO on and off to work with the app makes it inefficient. But the app itself, from what I could see, was much like the Web.
These Updates Are A Must! 3/5
By Ali Dakroub
The application is good but it could be much better. Adding support for touchbar would be nice, especially the emojis…
Useful features for the touchbar would include (in my opinion):
- Font Styles (bold,italics,…)
- Record a voice note
- Text Predictions
- Send Media (the arrow button)
Other improvments, I would suggest, would be: [system updates and not touchbar features]
- WhatsApp Call Support
- The ability to be outside all chats and not forced to stay in one