WhatsApp Is Working On A Catalyst Version Of An iPad App For The Mac
WhatsApp is reportedly working on a new iPad app, and that’s something that’s been rumored for months. But now it sounds like that app could also see the arrival of a new Mac app as well thanks to the use of Apple’s Catalyst.
According to a new WABetaInfo report, WhatsApp’s unannounced iPad app will also be a Catalyst app, allowing it to run in a modified state on a Mac.
While the app will look very similar to the iPad version, WABetaInfo notes that we should expect some changes to make it behave more like a Mac app, too.
We at WABetaInfo can also confirm that WhatsApp is working on a new application to release on macOS Catalyst. How is that possible? Thanks to the iPad app! Maybe you don’t know, but Apple allows using compatible iPad apps on macOS Catalyst and WhatsApp is going to enable the support at a later date: they are working on it right now!
How does the macOS app look? Exactly like the iPad app we spotted some time ago. They have the same interface, but WhatsApp for macOS Catalyst will have some UI improvements: they are needed to use the app correctly on a desktop interface.
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There is still no timescale for when either the iPad or Catalyst for Mac version of WhatsApp will be released, but the former will need to be made available before the latter can be. We’ll keep our eyes open, but it doesn’t seem like we should expect anything just yet.
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