WhatsApp recently released a beta app for Mac Silicon users who want native support for their computers.
The WhatsApp Apple Silicon app for Mac can now be downloaded directly from the official WhatsApp website. Since this is a beta version and not a full public release, users may encounter bugs in the process.
The updated Mac app was previously being tested and only had access to a limited number of users. Now, WhatsApp has decided to allow more people to test and fix issues before the official release. This is the first time the app has become widely available, but silicon Macs can access the Intel version via Rosetta 2. In the silicon-optimized version, apps are expected to use fewer resources and run faster on the MacBook with the M2 Pro. M2 Max, M1 Pro, M1 Max and standard M1 and M2 chips.