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WhatsApp is Bringing Video & Voice Calling Features for Desktop

WhatsApp is also expected to release the group voice and video calling option for the desktop version. 

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WhatsApp on Web is an app for PC and iMac now. 
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WhatsApp Web has changed the way we interact on the messaging platform and the comfort of not having to pick your phone up every time you have to message is the reason WhatsApp for desktop is one the most widely-used messaging platform.

To make sure that WhatsApp users continue to have a seamless experience, the company is rolling out voice and video calls for the desktop version as per a WABetainfo report.

The feature is currently in its developmental stage and will be out soon.

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This is not a new feature to the desktop ecosystem as plenty of other messaging platforms already offer voice and video calling options. But considering the large user base that WhatsApp commands, this feature might be a disruptor for competitors already offering a similar service.

According to the report, group voice and video calls will also be made available with the new update.

With these additions, the Facebook-owned platform might become a great alternative for apps like Zoom, Skype and even Google Duo.
WhatsApp is Bringing Video & Voice Calling Features for Desktop
(Photo: WABetainfo)

Some of the screenshots shared by WABetainfo suggest that users will be able to take calls via a pop-up window that will show the callers details and contact information alongside the type of call. You will be able to accept or decline the call in the browser itself.

Also, the option to make calls will available in the top right corner near the search bar.

WhatsApp is Bringing Video & Voice Calling Features for Desktop
(Photo: WABetainfo)

When in a call, users will see a floating window showing the active call status with the option to mute the call or end it.

At the moment it’s not confirmed whether the layout of the desktop calling version will be exactly the same as the beta version but the prospect of being able to make calls from your laptop via WhatsApp might be part of the multi-device support that Facebook has been pushing for long.

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