Images and videos of a new WhatsApp app for Windows have surfaced online, showing a completely new UI and some new features for Windows 11 and 10 users. The information comes from Aggiornamenti Lumia, which has often revealed many Windows apps and features ahead of official announcements.
Anyone who uses WhatsApp on their PC right now knows the experience isn’t ideal. While there is an app you can download from the Microsoft Store, it’s largely based on the web version of WhatsApp. It uses Electron to bring web technologies to a more traditional app format, but that results in less than stellar performance. This new version of WhatsApp seems to be based on UWP, using the XAML UI language to fit right in with native Windows apps. It also launches very quickly, although the demo we see only shows one chat in the chat list, so that could change.
The new WhatsApp app will be av…