WhatsApp to Release a New Feature to Make Calls Using Desktop App

December 7, 2020

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History: 

WhatsApp was established by Brian Acton and Jan Koum (former employees of Yahoo!). Koum called the application WhatsApp to come off like what’s up. On 24th February 2009, he integrated WhatsApp Inc. in California.

But, when initial versions of WhatsApp kept crashing. WhatsApp 2.0 was launched with a messaging section and the number of active users suddenly grew to 250,000. Even though Acton was working on another startup idea, he decided to join the corporation. In October 2009, Acton convinced five past friends at Yahoo! to finance $250,000 in seed aid. And Acton became a co-founder and he officially joined WhatsApp on November 1st.

In December 2013, a blog post claimed that 400 million WhatsApp active users used the application each month. In January 2018, WhatsApp released WhatsApp Business for small business use. On October 25, 2018, WhatsApp publicized support for Stickers. But unlike other platforms, WhatsApp needs third party apps to add Stickers. In early 2020, WhatsApp released its dark mode feature.

Whatsapp for Microsoft Windows and Mac:

On May 10, 2016, a version of WhatsApp was introduced for both Microsoft Windows and macOS operating systems. WhatsApp doesn’t let users to audio or video calls from the desktop app.

The New Feature: 

WhatsApp might be testing the New Feature, the capability to make video and voice calls from its desktop app. According to a tweet by The Guardian’s Alex Hern. This ability is not available on WhatsApp Web or in the desktop app. Although it might come soon to all users. In a Twitter conversation, Hern posted a photo displaying both the video call button and the voice call button. Through this upgrade, WhatsApp goals to give users the capability to make calls from various devices.

 

Hern posted a screenshot on his beta desktop app with two new call buttons for Video and Voice Calls. Today, a search control in the topmost bar of the conversation is on the web version. But shortly the video and call buttons should be presented.
He further told that the app’s beta edition comprises those controls and not the stable version. When these call controls are launching to the desktop app? There is no explanation. But they are also in their trail. This is not the first time we hear of WhatsApp working to make voice and video calls accessible on computers and laptops.

WhatsApp might be testing the New Feature, the capability to make video and voice calls from its desktop app. According to a tweet by The Guardian’s Alex Hern. This ability is not available on WhatsApp Web or in the desktop app. Although it might come soon to all users. In a Twitter conversation, Hern posted a photo displaying both the video call button and the voice call button. Through this upgrade, WhatsApp goals to give users the capability to make calls from various devices.

 

Hern posted a screenshot on his beta desktop app with two new call buttons for Video and Voice Calls. Today, a search control in the topmost bar of the conversation is on the web version. But shortly the video and call buttons should be presented.
He further told that the app’s beta edition comprises those controls and not the stable version. When these call controls are launching to the desktop app? There is no explanation. But they are also in their trail. This is not the first time we hear of WhatsApp working to make voice and video calls accessible on computers and laptops.

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