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Whatsapp is rolling out video, voice calling feature for desktop users

Like smart phones, users will be able to make voice and video calls on desktop in the new features introduced by Whatsapp.
|| Rhythima Agrawal

From personal chats to professional work, Whatsapp has been an integral part of our lives. In the COVID-19 pandemic, Whatsapp played an important role in connecting friends and relatives. In a new development, Whatsapp has started rolling out the video and voice call feature for more desktop users, though the option is still in beta and not everyone will see it immediately.

However, the new feature is in a rolling out process, some of the users who were able to access it; took to Twitter to share the screenshot of the new feature. A Twitter user shared the screenshot of the latest Whatsapp feature. In the photo, voice and video call buttons with beta written over have appeared on the web version of the app. The user wrote that the feature is now available in Argentina.

Earlier, in December 2020, WaBetaInfo reported, “Whatsapp is rolling out beta calls for specific users but unfortunately, being a beta feature; it’s available for very few people.”

Therefore, let us understand how the voice call and video call features work for the users.

How will the Whatsapp voice call from the desktop work?

Ans. In this new feature, the users will be able to make voice calls on desktop like smart phones after the completion of the beta test. This feature will also give you the option of either accepting or declining the call. As of now, some of the users are able to see the option of making voice and video calls besides the search button at the top of the chat window.

How will the Whatsapp video call from desktop work?

Ans. In this feature, the user will be able to make a video call in the desktop Whatsapp application. This will also give the option to accept or decline the call and will ask the permission from laptop to open the camera or not. So far, there is no such report of restriction on the call duration and the number of calls a user makes in a day. Currently, Whatsapp allows a mobile app to connect up to eight participants for a group chat as either a voice or a video call.

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