WhatsApp users can access voice & video calling from Desktop app

WhatsApp on March 4, 2021, released a new feature for the Desktop version of its app which will enable its users to engage on voice and video calls using their non-mobile devices. This feature is now available on both Windows and Mac devices.

The desktop calling feature was made available to a few users during a limited rollout during December 2020, according to The Verge. The full-fledged version of the feature is now available to all the users still get end-to-end encryption on calls made from all kinds of devices. The messaging company emphasized on this point particularly in light of the recent controversy with WhatsApp’s new privacy policy.

Although this is a very useful feature and users will get more versatile access options, WhatsApp hasn’t yet made available an option for group calls using the desktop version and only one-on-one calls are possible on the desktop app. However, WhatsApp has promised that it is currently working to develop this feature so that users will also be able to engage in group calls through their Desktop/Portable Computers.

WhatsApp in an official statement said, “Answering on a bigger screen makes it easier to work with colleagues, see your family more clearly on a bigger canvas, or free up your hands to move around a room while talking.”

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