The WhatsApp desktop app is also getting the Windows 11 design

by Alexandru Poloboc
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  • WhatsApp users have another reason to be excited about.
  • The software is getting a complete Windows 11 makeover.
  • This version of the app is currently in the Beta testing phase.
  •  You can now download it directly from the Microsoft Store.
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Remember when we told you that there are plans for a totally revamped version of WhatsApp for Windows 10 and Windows 11, a couple of months ago?

Well, it seems like it’s finally about to happen, and WhatsApp users can rejoice at the thought of getting a totally redesigned application.

Reports at that time claimed that the app is based on Universal Windows Platform (UWP) instead of Electron and also packs inking and multi-device support.

However now, it appears that the development team is moving to WinUI 2.6 and newer to take advantage of the Fluent Design elements in Windows 11.

A revamped version of WhatsApp for Windows 11 is on the way

First reports regarding these software changes were actually published on Twitter, where fans were surprised to find out about the last-minute tweaks.

One of the first things you’ll definitely notice is the rounded radio buttons, drop-downs, and more elements that are in line with the Windows 11 design language.

Also keep in mind that it is definitely a work in progress and there are still some UI elements that are inconsistent with Windows 11, but this is only the Beta version, so it’s totally understandable.

If you simply can’t wait until the work is finished and would like to take the app for a test drive right now, you can download the WhatsApp Beta from the Microsoft Store yourself to give it a go.

You’ll be pleased to know that it works on both Windows 10 and Windows 11, but you will need to enroll in the beta for multi-device support in order to proceed.

And since this is still far from done, there’s no sure way of anticipating when it will be ready for mass rollout.

Have you already downloaded the Beta version of the new WhatsApp app? Share your experience with us in the comments section below.

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