Facebook (Meta) is planning to bring native WhatsApp experience to the Windows 10 and Windows 11 users. In fact, a Beta app for the WhatsApp UWP app is already available in the Microsoft store now.

The existing WhatsApp desktop app for Windows is more like web-wrapper for the “Web for Whatsapp” with some added features. With WhatsApp UWP Beta app, Facebook is now giving Windows users the first taste of the native experience. The Beta app can be installed now by clicking on the link below.

WhatsApp Beta
WhatsApp Beta
Developer: ‪WhatsApp Inc.‬
Price: Free

Currently the Beta app doesn’t look as feature-rich as the existing Desktop app and lacks features like statuses and Dark theme. But, Facebook has been prompt at adding new features to the Beta app on other platforms. The good thing is that you can currently run both WhatsApp Desktop app and WhatsApp Beta apps simultaneously.

Description

Get WhatsApp Beta and you’ll be one of the first to try updated features and share feedback about the new app. As always, your personal messages and calls continue to be protected with end-to-end encryption. No one outside of your chats, not even WhatsApp, can read or listen to them. WhatsApp is a free messaging and video calling app used by over 2B people in more than 180 countries. It’s simple, reliable, and private, so you can easily keep in touch with friends and family.