WhatsApp has rolled out Audio Video calling feature for Desktop

Bushra Rao
By Bushra Rao
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WhatsApp has finally launched its audio and video calling feature on the Desktop app for all users around the globe. This feature was first tested in December 2020 with limited users allowed.

After the successful launch of the beta version now the Facebook-owned WhatsApp desktop has rolled out the feature for all users. However, this feature is still not available for the user of the browser i.e Whatsapp Web and group video and audio call will also be launched later this year.

Previously, the users of messaging service, WhatsApp, had to turn towards their phone to make an audio or video call. Now, it has become more effortless to continue to work on the desktop while making or receiving an audio or video call from WhatsApp Desktop.

The calling window will retain its place on the top of the screen while you are navigating between the tabs or switching between different. However, you can change the position of the window by dragging it with a mouse or the touchpad.

On the screen of an on-going video call, there are few options at the bottom. The camera icon for turning on/off the camera, a mic icon to switch the mic on or off, a red button to end the call, and a drop-down menu to change the type of camera, microphone, and speaker.

Previously, we covered the news about the beta version of WhatsApp Desktop to be expected launch of audio-video calling, now the feature is here for the ever-increasing users of this popular messaging service.

Windows 10 64-bit  1903 and a newer version,macOS 10.13, and newer versions support this feature. Like in mobile, the calls on WhatsApp desktop will be end-to-end encrypted.

This new feature will come in handy to millions of people who use WhatsApp’s desktop client every day and have to use Zoom or Google Meet or Skype for one-to-one video calls on the desktop.

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Bushra Rao is a Senior Content Manager at PakistaniTech covering a wide variety of news from the digital world. She has graduated in Telecom Engineering from Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan Campus. You can reach out to her at bushra@pakistanitech.com
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