After many tests and rumors, the WhatsApp desktop is finally getting support for voice and video calls. The novelty was released by the messenger on Thursday (4) and is already available to several users.
According to WhatsApp, as with smartphones, calls from PCs will also be encrypted from end to end. However, the application will not yet support group calls.
WhatsApp promises that soon the desktop messenger will receive support for group video calls. When available, this will have the potential to make the app a true competitor to Zoom and Google Meet , for example.
Commenting on the launch of the novelty, WhatsApp said:
we have seen a significant increase in the number of people who call each other on WhatsApp, often for long conversations. With so many people still separated from their loved ones and adapting to new ways of working, we want WhatsApp conversations to be as close to the person as possible, regardless of where you are in the world or the technology used.
Video calls on the WhatsApp desktop should display images in both portrait and landscape orientation. In addition, the user can always resize the window and even configure it so that the app can overlay the browser, for example.
For now, the update is being distributed slowly and gradually through the server. Thus, we point out that it may take a little longer for all users to have access to the resource on your PC or Mac.