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.
New Features Please 3/5
Please allow the calling feature on the desktop version as well.
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
Please change font back to original 1/5
I use Desktop App very frequently and rate it 5 stars. At some point in March, in one update the font was changed to a ridiculously thin typograpy, more difficult to read than the previous one. This is not even configurable. Why the change?? Please change it back and get my 5 stars back.
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
Doesn’t work for iMac computers 3/5
I have this app on my iPhone and love it and would like to have it on my iMac but the app will install but not accessible. This is very disappointing since my computer screen is 27 inches and my iPhone is small. Will this app be accessible to iMac’s in the near future? More business would be generated if it were! Hint, hint…..
Amazing App needs some development 5/5
I have always wanted an application for whatsapp on my mac and i’ve purchased some rip offs app on the app store .. But now that this app is out i’m very pleased and happy .. Its a new app and it will surely need some develeopment and i can see that whatsapp are capable of making the best out of this app.
Thanks again :)
Can only use app on desktop if cellphone has internet connection. Not good.
it wont work 1/5
it says it needs to restart because of a problem. so i did and it keeps poping up and wont let me do anything fix this
Thanks for the Official App 3/5
Does not autocorrect to keyboard text templates. Please, add function.
Dosent work 1/5
By pupa reba
it dosent work atall
its nice app…. but i need secure to access
Doesn’t seem to work 1/5
By Kannan Fodder
Just downloaded it to my MacBook Pro, and it wants me to use my phone to scan something. Other than that, I can’t use it at all.
Does what i need it to. Awesome app!
Great but You can do better! 4/5
By Dre the Hypeman
This is awesome. I gets me the interconnectivity I want. The phone and video options should be added to the desktop version of the app. That would make this the best chat app available because of popular use and interconnectivity.
Good App but not optimized for my MacBook Pro with Touchbar 3/5
It’s a great application but it being the official app, should have had the feature of displaying emojis and word suggestions in the touchbar for the touchbar version of the new Macbook Pro. Such features are given by other WhatsApp Web applications available on the App Store. I wanted to use the official one, so did I want to use my toucher. Would be glad if an updated version lets us do so.
Can’t send messages 1/5
By D. Michael d
App loads, and recieves messages perfectly. However sent messages just sit there not sending to the server. If I pick up my phone and send a message to the same chat, I can see that message appear right below the one not sending. A bit frustratiting because their support is non-existant.
whats the point of having this app???? 2/5
whats the point of having this app if u can do the same thing if u use whatsapp web theres nothing new or different smh theres another app but u have to pay 1.99 that one is better and worth to have it in the dock u can talk and video chat but this free version i rather use WhatsApp web u still have to scan the bar code.
Didn’t work on my Mac 1/5
I installed this app, expecting to see my chats, my contacts, etc. Nope. All I got was a splash screen with no way out. I could not access the Chat window from the menu at the top of the screen as it was disabled, and on the splash screen there was no way to close it or exit out of it.
After trying for a couple of hours, rebooting etc., I gave up and uninstalled it. I will just keep using WhatsApp on my iPhone because there it works just fine.
Deben Mejorar Muchisimo Muchísimo Muchisimo 2/5
By Amaury B.
Al ser la version oficial de WhatsApppara Mac, pensé que obtendría las mismas características de la version que manejo en IOS 10. Pero carece de muchisimas características. En prioritario que realicen una actualizacion lo antes posible.
Exactly like the web version 5/5
But now accessible with just a single click. awesome!
Works properly as it should be 5/5
After long time we finally got the anticipated appstore version of whatsapp desktop; this brings huge advantage of organizing and updating. great work, keeping the updates!
Where ist the WhatsApp calling ? 2/5
Touch bar 2/5
There is no support for macbook pro's touch bar. You should add support for emoji minimum...