WhatsApp has been working on bringing its desktop app to the Microsoft Store for some time, with the first hints of a store listing having popped up early last year. After quite a wait, the app is now available on the Microsoft Store for everyone to download. But if you were hoping for something taking advantage on Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform (UWP), this doesn't look to be it.
The WhatsApp Desktop app on the Microsoft Store appears to be a conversion of the existing desktop app for Windows. Still, all of your chats are accessible as you'd expect and, importantly, this gives Windows 10 S users a way to install WhatsApp. For other versions of Windows 10, the only benefit to installing the Store version would be offloading automatic updates to the Store.
In any case, if you're interested in giving WhatsApp Desktop a shot, the Microsoft Store version is available now. Alternatively, you can grab the Win32 version directly from WhatsApp.
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