WhatsApp Desktop app could soon launch on the Windows Store

News of high profile apps coming to the Windows Store keeps heating up, with the latest being the potential arrival of WhatsApp Desktop. Initially reported by Aggiornamenti Lumia, a WhatsApp Desktop listing has now appeared in the Windows Store, but you can't quite get your hands on it yet.

The app appears to be a straight conversion of the currently available WhatsApp Desktop app for Windows using the Desktop Bridge. According to Aggiornamenti Lumia, the app stipulates that your PC must be running at least the Anniversary Update, and you will need to connect it to your mobile phone to mirror messages. That said, the converted desktop app isn't available for download just yet, and there's no clear indication on when it may become so.

WhatsApp Desktop's appearance on the Windows Store follows news that Spotify and iTunes will eventually be making their way to the Windows Store. And the timing is no fluke: Windows 10 S, which is restricted to using only apps from the Windows Store, was only just revealed. It's likely we'll see the Windows Store start to beef up its offerings to enhance this student-focused version of Windows 10.

In any case, if you're interested in WhatsApp desktop, you can download the current app from WhatsApp now. We'll bring you more once it's available to download on the Windows Store.

See WhatsApp Desktop on the Windows Store

Dan Thorp-Lancaster

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl