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.

286 Responses to Announcing… Webkinz Desktop!

  1. corathefox says:

    Maybe someone will make a new version of flash and sites like this can go back to browser friendly.

  2. corathefox says:

    I hate this. I just hate this. Any game that I have to download as an app just does not work at all on my mac (it’s super old and it’s trash) I play Roblox, Minecraft and other games through my iPad and it works great, all I can do is hope they update the mobile app with all the features of the browser version. I love webkinz but if it’s going desktop app only I might just quit and only login through my iPad every once in a while.

  3. babymoose88 says:

    I play Webkinz desktop now in anticipation for Flash shutdown, but Ganz, this is insane. You showed us a screen shot of the desktop app, and it looks NOTHING like that. You can only dress your pet, and play the arcade games, but the arcade games are a glitch. I’m sorry, but I’m just telling it like it is. P.S. Can we still play WK on Itreanet Explorer P.S.S. Maybe you could have Webkinz run on a different software, like HTML5? I know all the non-mobile WK players will appreciate it. P.S.S.S. The Webkinz website is absolutly FAB too, it’s the desktop app that is bad. P.S.S.S.S. Please fix the app to look like screenshot! Please? babymoose88

    • Sally Webkinz says:

      It sounds like you were looking at the mobile app, which has fewer features. The Desktop App, which is downloaded from and is played on Windows 7, 8, 10 or Mac OS, is the full version of the website.

  4. EsorNorDorf says:

    Does anyone know how this works or where you go to get this?

  5. SBeara04 says:

    The only computer I can play Webkinz on is a Mac and now the arrow keys won’t work in game. I tried logging off and on and using a different browser but nothing is working!

  6. MrDragon123 says:

    Will you guys make a Chromebook version? Because my friend owns a chromebook and both of us are addicted to Webkinz, but i’m worried she might not be able to play with me because i have an ASUS (A type of windows computer).

  7. freiler10 says:

    What about chrome book users?

  8. Emichase says:

    I hope this means that the mobile version will be treated the same way with all the features of the Desktop version! My computer no longer works properly with this game so I can ONLY play on my phone and iPad and having all the features included is ideal.

  9. fans44 says:

    Everything in Ganz is not working.

  10. chocolatemermaid8 says:

    soooooo for the mac users…..will we still be able to play if the version is not ready in time? and what about older computers? If we can’t play, will we loose everything? I have been playing for over 10 years!!!

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