WhatsApp is launching a public beta for its desktop app. macOS and Windows users can now enroll in the program and try all the latest features coming to the app.
According to WABetaInfo, this public beta is a way for WhatsApp to improve the support for multi-device as well as having more people providing feedback to the team behind the app.
When users enroll in the program, they become officially beta testers and they will receive all beta updates automatically. As for now, the most recent version for public users is 2.2133.1.
WABetaInfo notes that in this build, there’s a new experience while recording voice messages. Users can not only see waveforms while recording a voice message but also pause the message and listen to the audio before sending it. The website says that this feature is already under development on WhatsApp for iOS as well.
WhatsApp for Desktop periodically receives updates for the beta channel. If you experience some issues, you should report them by sending feedback: you can contact WhatsApp from WhatsApp Desktop Settings > Contact Us. Attach any screenshot that can help them to understand what’s happening and send the report
If you’re curious about becoming a public beta tester of WhatsApp on the desktop, download the beta version of the app here.