Although there is now a way to enjoy your favorite chat app right from your Mac, WhatsApp Web's biggest drawback is that you can only use it from a web browser. But now, luckily, there's a new official version that, despite being based on WhatsApp's webapp, lets you use it directly as if it was just another application, without the need to open any browser. Just like in the web version, you'll need to sync your mobile client with the program through the QR code (you need to scan this following the instructions featured in WhatsApp Desktop's main interface). Once this is done, all conversations and contacts on your WhatsApp will be synced so you can talk to them from your Mac just like you would on your smartphone. With this tool, you can send multimedia content, create and manage groups, save conversations, make changes to your profile, and even take photos with your computer's built-in camera. That said, to run this application you'll depend entirely on the mobile device synced to it, which is why you'll need to keep it on and sharing the same web connection to enjoy WhatsApp Desktop on your Mac.