WhatsApp will soon allow you to make audio, video calls from desktop

  • The feature is currently under testing on the beta version of the Windows app.
  • The new feature will show a calls tab within the sidebar to track call information.
  • WhatsApp will sync call details with mobile devices.

WhatsApp is working on new updates and features for both mobile and desktop users to enhance users experience and security, according to the reliable tracker WABetaInfo. The new feature will also allow you to track your call history from the desktop app. the The Meta-owned app is working on extending support for audio and video calls from desktops as well. The feature is being tested on the Windows beta version and is expected to be rolled out in the stable channel in some months.

The calling feature

It’s also possible that the calls placed from the desktop app do not show up on the call history available on the phone. However, WhatsApp is expected to address these issues in the future updates, according to an India Today report. However, the new feature will permit you to make audio and video calls from your desktop, and the only requirement is that the desktop/laptop should have microphones and web camera support. The ‘calls tab’ option which tracks your call history is sandwiched between the chats and status icons, present in the sidebar on the WhatsApp desktop version.

When will the users avail of the opportunity?

The feature is currently under testing on the beta version of the Windows app. It is expected to be rolled out on the stable channel in the near future. According to a report by Wabetainfo, once the feature is released to all users, the new calls tab will immediately show up when users open the WhatsApp Windows app. In order to improve security, WhatsApp is building a new screen lock feature for its desktop client. Also a few days ago, the Meta-owned company disabled ‘View Once’ messages on all desktops.

According to the report, WhatsApp has released the beta for Windows 2.2246.4.0 update on the Microsoft Store which brings the ability to manage call history within the desktop app itself.

Sharing a screenshot, the report shows a new calls tab that opens up when you use WhatsApp. In the new tab, users can see the list of their call history within WhatsApp’s desktop app. “Since this app is a beta version, the call history may not immediately be in sync with the one on your mobile device”, the report says.

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