WhatsApp launches video, voice calling feature for desktop app

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WhatsApp announced on Thursday that private and secure one-to-one voice and video call features are now available on its desktop app.

“Sometimes you just need a little more space. Secure and reliable, end-to-end encrypted voice and video calls are now available on our desktop app,” WhatsApp wrote in a tweet.

“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. To make desktop calling more useful, we made sure it works seamlessly for both portrait and landscape orientation, appears in a resizable standalone window on your computer screen, and is set to be always on top so you never lose your video chats in a browser tab or stack of open windows,” the firm said in a blog.

WhatsApp further announced that it will be expanding this feature to include group voice and video calls in the future.

The app was reportedly working on the calling feature for the desktop version for more than two years.

Whatsapp said that desktop calling feature is supported on:

-Windows 10 64-bit version 1903 and newer

-macOS 10.13 and newer

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