Turns out the rumors were true, as WhatsApp has now officially announced a new desktop app.
“Like WhatsApp Web, our desktop app is simply an extension of your phone: the app mirrors conversations and messages from your mobile device,” the company said in a blog post
Available for Windows (version 8 and up) and Mac OS (version 10.9 and up), the app stays synced with WhatsApp on your mobile device, allowing you to communicate with other WhatsApp users in your list while your handset remains in your pocket.
“Because the app runs natively on your desktop, you’ll have support for native desktop notifications, better keyboard shortcuts, and more. Download app here