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WhatsApp adds voice and video calls to its desktop application


WhatsApp’s Windows and Mac desktop applications can finally make one-to-one voice and video calls. The messaging service owned by Facebook only offers this feature in its mobile app, and it wasn’t until the end of last year that it started testing it by rolling it out to selected desktop users.

Selected testers saw the call and video chat icon marked “Beta” in the chat title-now this feature is officially available on the desktop, everyone just wants to talk to their contacts on a larger screen, You can use it.

The service started in an announcement that in the past year, “the number of people calling each other on WhatsApp has increased significantly, usually for long-term calls.” Since the pandemic, people have increasingly used video and voice call services to keep in touch with friends and family during lockouts and quarantine, which is not surprising.


“Since there are still many people far away from their loved ones and adapted to the new way of working, we hope that no matter where you are in the world, no matter where you are, you can experience the conversation on WhatsApp as personally as possible. Use”, the announcement continued.

Especially by providing video calls on a larger screen, users will be able to see their loved ones more clearly. Moreover, it can free their hands so that they can walk around or do other things during the conversation.

WhatsApp’s desktop voice and video calls can be used in either portrait or landscape orientation and can be displayed as separate windows, which can be resized and set to always be displayed on top of other open applications.

Currently, only one-to-one end-to-end encrypted calls are available to ensure that they work properly on the desktop. In other words, WhatsApp promises to expand this feature to include group voice and video calls in the future.

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