The instant messaging app, WhatsApp has rolled out video and voice call supports for its desktop app and it is now available for everyone – Mac and Windows users.
WhatsApp rolled out this feature around December last year, but it was only for few people but launching the features makes it available for all desktop users.
WhatsApp announced this brightening news, and the company went on to confirm that this new video and voice calls are similar to the messages, offering end-to-end encrypted calls to other WhatsApp users on both computers and mobile devices.
With end-to-end encryptions, WhatsApp and Facebook can’t see or hear your calls. However, for a period of time, this feature will not support group calls but only support one-to-one calling.
As expected, WhatsApp promised that as time goes on, it’ll be expanding to include support for group voice and video calls down the line with no specific time mentioned, but if there is an improvement on this feature, then it will come faster than expected.
In order to start enjoying this video and voice calling feature, just have to link your WhatsApp account on mobile to either Mac or PC, this allows you to set up the WhatsApp desktop app.
After completing the setup, installation on your computer, then users will then scan a QR code to log in on the desktop app, after which they’ll be able to use the desktop version of WhatsApp with their usual account.
The video and voice call featuring is coming to desktop doesn’t mean this is entirely new to WhatsApp. The company had already added support for its Android and iOS versions.