For the longest time ever, WhatsApp was only available on smartphones, but it eventually expanded to desktops, but an iPad version has yet to be launched. However, according to WABetaInfo, it seems that could change soon because apparently WhatsApp is working on a universal app.
This universal app is said to be developed with Apple’s Project Catalyst which basically allows developers to build a single app that can then be run on both macOS and iPads. This means that in the future, WhatsApp users will be able to use the app on their iPads which might be handy for those who use their iPads as laptop replacements.
Users have been requesting a WhatsApp app for the iPad for the longest time ever, and earlier this year, WhatsApp CEO Will Cathcart said that the company was open to that idea. WABetaInfo later revealed that an iPad app is in the works, and now it appears that it will come as part of a new universal app for macOS and iPad.
The report claims that for the most part, the macOS app will look the same as its current version but with some slight UI tweaks to make it more optimized for desktop use. As it stands, the desktop version of WhatsApp is essentially a wrapper for the web version of WhatsApp, so it would be nice to see a native desktop app that’s more optimized for computers.