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WhatsApp’s Catalyst version for iPad and Mac gets a head start

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Those who use WhatsApp on their Mac may want a more native app than the current one, built with the Electron framework. And those who have an iPad would like an app on their tablet

WABetaInfo post a capture apparently from a version of WhatsApp designed with Catalyst, it is intended for macOS. The fact that it uses Catalyst — created by Apple to make it easier to port iPadOS apps to macOS — suggests that the tablet will finally have its own version.

A capture appeared at the end of 2021

This is a possibility that Will Cathcart, the boss of WhatsApp, himself mentioned last June. It’s all the more achievable now where WhatsApp on Mac can work without constantly having a phone within range.

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WhatsApp: ephemeral content and an iPad version soon possible

WhatsApp: ephemeral content and an iPad version soon possible

The scenario that seems to be taking shape is the concert release of this new version for Mac and, for the first time, on iPad. WABetaInfo had already released a capture last November of what WhatsApp looked like on iPadOS at the time.

WhatsApp is working on a Catalyst app for Mac and iPad

WhatsApp is working on a Catalyst app for Mac and iPad

The new image does not show anything very exciting, it is the screen to link the WhatsApp of his Mac to that of his smartphone. But the site specifies that it could be possible to connect an Android phone to macOS or even two iOS and Android smartphones to a Mac.

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Source: WABetaInfo

WABetaInfo did not have details on the schedule of WhatsApp and the period in which we would finally see the result of this development.

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