Whatsapp announced video call feature to desktops next year

WhatsApp will soon introduce voice and video call support for its computing device application in 2021. The Facebook-owned messaging app has been working on the function for quite some time. The WhatsApp voice and video call function are reachable on the iOS and Android app.

A WhatsApp spokesperson verified the rollout of WhatsApp video and voice calls for computing device function with Reuters. The cross to facilitate calls over large monitors would put WhatsApp on par with video-conferencing apps Zoom and Google Meet. It is unclear if the messaging app has ambitions to compete with the two in the enterprise space.

WhatsApp in addition said that it has already rolled out the feature to some computing device users on a trial basis in time for the holiday season.

Earlier this year, WhatsApp video call support for the web was once spotted in the 2.2043.7 beta update. A window will be displayed when users receive calls on WhatsApp Web. Users can accept or decline the incoming call. As for when a person makes a call, WhatsApp will show a smaller window that would consist of the status of the call.

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