A public beta of WhatsApp’s native macOS app that works with Apple Silicon has been made available. Users running macOS 11 Big Sur or later versions on Macs powered by Apple’s own chip will be able to download the test version. Additionally, this native app will work with Intel Macs that can run programs created with Apple Catalyst, the company’s program for porting iPadPOS.
According to WABetaInfo, the app was initially made available for brief testing in July of last year. Users had to obtain it at that time from Apple’s testing service, Testflight. As a result, only a small group of individuals were able to test the app.
Mac users had to use either WhatsApp for the web or its web-based WhatsApp client up until this point. In terms of performance or getting a fully featured experience, neither is ideal.
There may be some problems because the new native client is still in beta. By clicking on the bug icon in the bottom left corner, users can report these bugs.