- WhatsApp’s voice and video calls features for one-to-one calls from the desktop apps.
- Desktop should support Windows 10 64-bit version 1903 and newer.
- Group WhatsApp voice and video calling feature will expand in future.
WhatsApp is rolling out video and voice calls features for its desktop application. The company has expanding this feature to one-to-one calls from the desktop app.
The company has roll out the desktop calling feature to a small group of users at the end of last year. WhatsApp has been working on this feature for a long time now and has finally rolls out it for everyone.
WhatsApp has announced this feature on Twitter. “Secure and reliable, end-to-end encrypted voice and video calls are now available on our desktop app,” the WhatsApp app tweeted. The company has also shared a download link for the users to download the apps on your computer.
According to WhatsApp official statement , “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.”
The Company also confirms that voice and video calls on the desktop app will also be end-to-end encrypted as similar to the mobile apps.
WhatsApp desktop app will works seamlessly on both portrait and landscape orientation. The apps will appear in a standalone window on the screen that can be resized to suit the user’s needs.
The company said that users can only place one-to-one calls from the desktop app and will be expanded to include group voice and video calls in the future.
To setup new video calling feature, users needs to have WhatsApp desktop app on either Mac or PC. Once you’ve installed the app on your computer, users will then scan a QR code to log in on the desktop application.
WhatsApp said that desktop calling is supported on Windows 10 64-bit version 1903 and newer, macOS 10.13 and newer.