WhatsApp has finally added support for voice calls and video calls to the desktop version of the app. Ever since the desktop app was launched, users were wishing for support for voice and video calls. Now, the feature is finally here.
The company released a blog post titled ‘Introducing private and secure calling from the desktop’ that also contained FAQs regarding the features. The blog post said,
We’re excited to announce that private and secure one-to-one voice and video calls are now available on WhatsApp’s desktop app.
The company said that it felt the need to add support for voice and video calls to make conversations on WhatsApp feel as warm as possible. It also mentioned that last year’s eve, WhatsApp recorded a record-breaking 1.4 billion voice and video calls made in a day.
The bigger the better is what WhatsApp feels when it comes to screens. Both portrait and landscape modes work seamlessly on the desktop app to ensure that the user feels comfortable during the conversation. The call window will always be displayed at the top to ensure users do not lose track of it and it appears in a standalone resizable window too.
Voice calls will have no changes. This feature can be used just like one does on their phones.
Currently, the group call feature, both voice, and video calls are not supported on the desktop version of the app. This is to ensure that the quality of the calls remains superior. The company has assured users that in the future support for group voice and video calls will be added too.
The company clarified that voice and video calls from the desktop version of WhatsApp can be only made through Windows PC and Mac devices.
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