WhatsApp has been testing Video, Voice Call Buttons for its Desktop app for quite some time now. Earlier the ability to make video and voice calls through WhatsApp Web or through the desktop app was not available till now. But now the functionality has arrived to all the users which now shows both the video call button and the voice call button inside a chat on the desktop app. This new feature will now let the users make calls through multiple devices including smartphones.
The desktop version only supported messaging and it consisted of a single search button in the chats top bar. The instant message app owned by Facebook has now rolled out the functionality in the beta version to make video and voice calls to its desktop app. The app now shows the video call and voice call buttons sitting next to the search option.
The new button for video call and voice call now appears in the web app for WhatApp which will allow the user to make voice as well as video calls. This new feature comes in a recent update with version 2.2043.7. Although the company has not made any official announcement with regard to this latest feature, but the company is found to be testing it out before it is rolled out to the public. So only a few users will be able to take advantage of it. Although it is till now clear on when and how this feature will roll out for all users but according to WABetaInfo some users are seeing calls button in the chat header on WhatsApp Desktop.
According to the report when the user receives a voice or calls from WhatsApp Web/Desktop, a separate window will be presented with an option to accept or decline the incoming calls. Also, a dedicated place will appear that will show the current call. The users will also get an Ignore option right at the bottom. On the other hand, while making a call a small pop-up will appear consisting of options for starting the video, mute, decline, and more settings.
In the past, a piece of similar information was shared by Guardian’s Alex Hern. He shared a screenshot that showed a new call button for making video calling and voice calling was spotted on the WhatsApp desktop beta app. The new call button appears alongside the chats top bar sitting next to the search option. Hern also added that the new development was spotted in the beta version and not the stable version of the app.
Until now there is no clarity when this functionality will go live for all desktop users because the feature is still under testing phase and the company will bring this feature once it passes all the tests.
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