The future might be mobile, but for now plenty of us still use a computer. WhatsApp has finally conceded that point, releasing its very first desktop app.You’ve been able to use WhatsApp in a browser window for a while now, but the new app—available for Windows (8+) and OS X (10.9+)—just sits on your computer like any other piece of independent software. To set it up, you just scan a QR code using the app on your phone, then the it mirrors your messaging history across both devices.

The future might be mobile, but for now plenty of us still use a computer. WhatsApp has finally conceded that point, releasing its very first desktop app.You’ve been able to use WhatsApp in a browser window for a while now, but the new app—available for Windows (8+) and OS X (10.9+)—just sits on your computer like any other piece of independent software. To set it up, you just scan a QR code using the app on your phone, then the it mirrors your messaging history across both devices.

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