Announcing… Webkinz Desktop!

As most of you know, browser support for the Flash plug-in will be ending in 2020. When this happens, you will no longer be able to start up Chrome or Firefox and play Webkinz. At the end of 2017 we made a small announcement that we were developing a desktop version of our mobile application to deal with the end of browser support. That application was completed, but we weren’t very happy with it. Screens designed for small phones don’t look great when blown up on a large monitor, and more importantly, what was going to happen to great sections like the Curio Shop, Wish Factory and the Clubhouse that aren’t in our mobile version? We knew we could do better. So we dug deep, got creative, and we can now show you this…

 

 

 

 

This is the new Webkinz Desktop.  This version includes everything that Webkinz has to offer – all the games, items, and features – because it IS Webkinz. Webkinz Desktop still uses Flash –  do not delete the plug-in! – but doesn’t require a browser to play the game.

 

And Webkinz has never looked better! You’ll be able to play Webkinz full screen to see your pet’s rooms even closer. Complete challenges, enjoy all of our events, join friends in the park – it’s all there!

 

Webkinz Desktop is nearing completion. To ensure that we haven’t missed anything, we will be running a small private beta test in about three weeks. Once that is complete, we will release the application to everyone! Webkinz Desktop is currently for Windows only, but we do plan to make a Mac version available soon after.

 

We are very excited for the release of Webkinz Desktop, as it will allow us to continue to provide a great Webkinz experience for years to come.

274 Responses to Announcing… Webkinz Desktop!

  1. arwenevenstar says:

    My laptop uses Linux and Ubuntu-can’t afford Windows and Linux is free. Will Webkinz work with Linux?

  2. Aubmoo12 says:

    So we have to download it on every computer we use it on? I play on multiple, and some I won’t be able to do that, because they are not mine. So I will be missing out on A LOT… Upsetting…

    • huggablehoneys4ever says:

      Same, I like playing on the big screen Luinux computers in my university’s labs haha. But not being able to play there will help me get some actual work done lol

  3. sunnyten10 says:

    Chrome updated my browser a couple days ago, and I’m having a terrible time playing Webkinz. Games are freezing for a couple seconds at a time and my screen keeps flashing. It’s like Google wants us to stop using the flash player now. I can’t wait to get the desktop app so I can keep playing.

  4. Annabello23 says:

    I’m glad the desktop app is being developed, and of course with anything new comes glitches and I will gladly test how it works on an older system that runs windows7, as my laptop is pretty much the oldest that Dell still sells replacement batteries and chargers for. I also hope that with the development of the desktop app that the tvs can be fixed so they work again. I miss watching Chef Gazpacho!

  5. esmimi2001 says:

    Does this mean we will no longer be able to play webkinz on a regular desktop computer but only through a mobile device like a cell phone? I am talking about a windows based desktop, not a MAC.

    • Sally Webkinz says:

      No. Webkinz Desktop is intended to play on a computer — a desktop or laptop. It will be compatible with Windows 7, 8 and 10, and eventually with MacOS. This is a replacement for playing Webkinz through a browser. Webkinz mobile is a different thing altogether and has nothing to do with this.

  6. cottonpuf says:

    What happens to the people who do not have a cell phone? I only have a Mac desk computer, so I am going to lose everything, and can no longer play? I have been playing most every day for a very, very long time. I am a senior citizen, and enjoy some of the games and decorating rooms. I started when my grandkids were little, and now they are grown. Will soon have Great Grandkids to introduce to Webkinz. Please answer my questions. I have a cell phone, but it is easier for me to play and SEE on my desktop.

  7. tonya80 says:

    So everything we have now in our Webkinz will be in our new version correct?

  8. Psears3123 says:

    when we can we play ALL of Webkinz on our mobile phones?

  9. chrystal13 says:

    Thank you so much for all your hard work! Hoping you’ll be able to have the Mac version ready by 2020.

  10. Kamots55 says:

    This is great news!

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