How can I remove App for WhatsApp from my Mac?

After you have performed the upgrade from App for WhatsApp to ChatMate for WhatsApp we suggest removing App for WhatsApp from your Mac. To do this please perform the following steps:

  1. Deactivate the launch at login option for App for WhatsApp.
    1. Launch App for WhatsApp.
    2. Open the preferences window. This can be achieved by clicking on the cogwheel icon above your contacts list.
    3. Deactivate the "Launch at login" option.
    4. Quit App for WhatsApp by clicking on the "Quit App for WhatsApp" button, which is located on the bottom left of the preferences window.
  2. Open the Applications folder of your Mac and move the App for WhatsApp Bundle to the trash.
  3. Congratulations! You have successfully removed App for WhatsApp from your Mac.

Why was App for WhatsApp rebranded as ChatMate for WhatsApp?

After the removal of App for WhatsApp from the App Store by Apple in March 2017, we decided to rename the app with the release of version 4.0 in order to build a more prominent brand and to make it easier to distinguish between App Store and non-App Store versions of the app.

Why is App for WhatsApp not available in the Mac App Store anymore?

After App for WhatsApp has been one of the world wide top selling apps on the Mac App Store for 15 consecutive months and having received overwhelming customer feedback, Apple suddenly decided to change the interpretation of its guidelines several times within a couple of days regarding the naming of our app in January 2017.

This finally left us with no other option than to move out of the Mac App Store, which we are doing with the release of ChatMate for WhatsApp 4.0.

What are the requirements for using ChatMate for WhatsApp?

For using ChatMate for WhatsApp on your Mac you need a smartphone that is compatible with WhatsApp Web. While using ChatMate for WhatsApp on your Mac both, your Mac and your phone need to have a stable internet connection. Using ChatMate for WhatsApp without owning a smartphone is not possible.

Is my phone compatible with ChatMate for WhatsApp?

Your phone is compatible with ChatMate for WhatsApp if it is running one of the following operating systems:

  • iOS 8.1 or later
  • Android
  • Windows Phone 8.0 and 8.1

Which phone number is ChatMate for WhatsApp using for sending/receiving WhatsApp messages?

As ChatMate for WhatsApp is paired with your smartphone at first launch, it will use the same phone number that your smartphone for sending and receiving messages.

How do I get started with ChatMate for WhatsApp?

Please either carefully read and perform the steps as written in the following instructions or watch our instructions video (visit YouTube).

  1. After you have downloaded ChatMate for WhatsApp from the App Store, you need to launch the App by double clicking on its App icon in the Applications folder of your Mac.
  2. Depending on the brand of your phone please perform the following actions:
    • iPhone: Open WhatsApp App on your iPhone > go to Settings > WhatsApp Web > Scan QR-Code.
    • Android: Open WhatsApp App on your phone > in the Chats screen > Menu > WhatsApp Web.
    • Windows Phone: Open WhatsApp App on your phone > go to Menu > WhatsApp Web.
  3. Scan the QR-Code in the ChatMate for WhatsApp window from your phone.

ChatMate for WhatsApp on your Mac/iPad and WhatsApp on your phone are now paired. The App is ready for sending and receiving WhatsApp messages.

Does ChatMate for WhatsApp sync all conversations and media with my phone?

Yes, ChatMate for WhatsApp is always fully in sync with WhatsApp on your phone, it will also let you browse through all your previous chats and conversations and it will instantly sync new conversations from and to your phone.

Is ChatMate for WhatsApp an official product by WhatsApp Inc.?

No, ChatMate for WhatsApp is a third party App which is developed by coldX Software Development. coldX Software Development is not sponsored by or affiliated with WhatsApp Inc. in any way.