Although it is true that the beta versions of an app are not always aimed at individuals but rather at developers and other interested parties, this is not the case with WhatsApp. In fact, It is the best way to access news that has not yet officially arrived. And just as there are betas of the app for Android and iOS, now the beta for Mac is being re-released.
And we don’t say premiere because it’s really been a year and a half since the first WhatsApp beta was launched on macOS. Nevertheless, was very limited in terms of number of participants, which could only be presented through TestFlight. Now, through the WhatsApp website, anyone can download it.
How to download WhatsApp beta on Mac and its differences with the stable version
This is what WhatsApp looks like in the beta for macOS
It should be said that there is no need to register in any program, or anything strange, since it is simply a matter of downloading the app on the Mac. Of course, not through the App Store, but with the download link that WhatsApp itself provides on its website.
Needless to say that the only requirement is to be registered in WhatsApp, either with an Android mobile or an iPhone. Although obviously, you must have a Mac to install this beta. Once you download it, you must follow the usual login procedure that is carried out in the normal app and in WhatsApp Web: scan the QR that appears on the Mac from the WhatsApp mobile app.
Different interface in stable WhatsApp for Mac and in the beta version
Once you log in you will see a different interface than the stable app. This is probably because WhatsApp intends to implement it in a future stable version of the app for macOS. In it we appreciate menus more typical of the native applications of this system, with a sidebar in which access to the tabs for chats, calls, archived chats, starred messages and settings is more accessible.
And like any self-respecting beta, includes the ability to send feedback to Meta. Not surprisingly, it is (or should be) the reason why the beta is open. It appears on the left with the icon of an insect (as a nod to the literal meaning of bug in English).
It should be said that this app can be complemented with the stable application. Therefore, you can have the beta installed and in case it works badly, choose to use the public one. And it is that we must not ignore that, like all beta, it can be unstable and contain errors that can sometimes prevent normal use of it.
If at any time you want Get out of the WhatsApp beta on Mac, all you have to do is log out and uninstall it as you would any other app on your computer. If you want to install it again later, there will be no problem in downloading it again following the same steps as the first time.
Via | WABetaInfo