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WhatsApp for Windows is wrapper-based

WhatsApp comes to Windows, though not in the way you might hope

Sean Ridgeley | May 11, 2016 at 12:34 pm CDT (0 mins, 42 secs reading time)

Last week it was reported WhatsApp might be on its way to Windows. Turns out that's true, as a new Windows download on the official site proves.

WhatsApp for Windows is wrapper-based |

Now for the bad news. The app isn't exactly an app, but a wrapper, meaning it simply mirrors the mobile version of WhatsApp -- which is required to use the Windows version -- rather than being a native UWP app as you'd hope. It's possible WhatsApp is working on a UWP version and this is merely to tide users over; it's also possible it's done this way for security reasons.

So while no native app is disappointing, it's better than nothing, no?

Hit the source link below to download away.

Last updated: Sep 1, 2017 at 06:03 am CDT

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Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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