If you're one of more than a billion people who use the WhatsApp messenger program on your phone, you may be interested to know that there's now a dedicated WhatsApp desktop program for Windows too. So you can use the system on your PC without having to use the web interface.
While the desktop app works fine, it does do things in a rather strange way. Instead of communicating directly with the WhatsApp servers in order to sync your messages, for example, it communicates with your phone. So you need to ensure that WhatsApp is also installed on your phone. And you'll want to avoid using the desktop app unless your phone is connected via Wifi, otherwise you risk using lots more mobile data than you might have imagined.
But if you're at home or the office, and your phone is on wifi most of the time, and you want to try WhatsApp on the desktop, then go to https://www.whatsapp.com/download/ to get the download. It's a 66 MB file, runs on Windows 8 or 10, and is malware-free according to VirusTotal and Web of Trust.
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