Does anyone know an accessible WhatsApp Client for Mac?

macOS and Mac Apps

Hi everyone,
The subject says it already. I tried out WhatsApp Desktop from the Mac App Store, but it was not as accessible as desired. therefore I want to know whether anyone of you is using an accessible WhatsApp Client for macOS.




Submitted by Pildain on Tuesday, March 2, 2021

I'm using WhatsApp Desktop and works well for me. What problems do you have?

Submitted by Oliver Kennett on Tuesday, March 2, 2021

I subscribed to this thread because I'm also interested in using some form of WhatsApp on Mac.

How do you navigate.? It currently all seems a bit random as to where you drop in on the message list or how to reply inside a conversation. It feels like it should be accessible but there is a certain learning curve to make it so.

Submitted by HEXAGON on Tuesday, March 2, 2021

I've already tried WhatsApp Desktop from the App Store and had exactly the same problems. VoiceOver is jumping around in the chat list and I never really know where I are right now. I also tried the search field but i doesn't work reliable.

Submitted by Pildain on Wednesday, March 3, 2021


For a good navigation in WhatsApp desktop, you have to move in the lists with the commands of the application rather the commands of voice over. When you are in a list (chat lists, for example, you can get into it pressing tab twice when you open the app) you can navigate between chats with up and down arrow keys. With right and left arrows, you can open and close the context menu of the chats. When you are in a conversation you can navigate between messages in the same way, although I prefer to use voice over commands because when you navigate with up and down voice over doesn't read the message directly. For reply in a conversation, you can open the context menu of a message with right arrow and there you have the reply options.

I hope it helps.


Submitted by HEXAGON on Thursday, March 4, 2021

Tank you all for your replies. Now it works for me ☺️ Thank you!