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WhatsApp for Desktop published in the Windows Store

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  • On February 1, 2018

Microsoft Store now has a WhatsApp client for PC

WhatsApp for Desktop is not something new, as the classic Win32 app has been available for Windows 8 and Windows 10 for two years now. But WhatsApp for Desktop is now a Windows Store app thanks to the Desktop App Converter for Project Centennial that helps developers brings their classic apps to the Store and target millions of Windows 10 machines. Although it’s not a native UWP app, WhatsApp can now run on all Windows 10 PCs, including those on Windows 10 S with no access to .exe files.

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Microsoft is trying to attract more developers to publish their apps in the Store before the debut of OneCore OS – a modern version of Windows 10 entirely built on UWP. Some major classic Win32 apps have already made it to the Windows Store, like Spotify and Office. Apple is expected to release a Windows Store version of iTunes sometime in the first quarter of 2018.

WhatsApp for Desktop can be installed for free from this link.