- WhatsApp had launched a new host of interesting features lately.
- WhatsApp is testing the possibility to make video and voice call possible from its web version.
- WhatsApp was found testing the voice and video call feature on the beta version of its web app.
WhatsApp had launched a new host of interesting features lately. The messaging app is now testing features to enhance its web app. As per the latest reports, WhatsApp is testing the possibility to make video and voice call possible from its web version.
WhatsApp was found testing the voice and video call feature on the beta version of its web app. Alex Hern of the Guardian was the first one to spot the feature on WhatsApp beta. He also shared a screenshot of the feature and wrote, "WhatsApp is testing video and voice calls on its desktop app, I can confirm, through my incredible journalistic technique of "being put in the testing bucket"
In the screenshot shared by Hern, the video icon and call icon can be seen beside the contact name. Both the icons have Beta written above them that confirms that WhatsApp is testing the feature. As of now, the users on WhatsApp web can only exchange messages and media. They can neither make voice calls nor video calls.
Earlier in October, WhatsApp features tracker WAbetainfo had shared a similar update. Wabetainfo had informed that WhatsApp is testing the voice and video calls feature on its web app.
"We have already announced that WhatsApp was working on Calls. Today we are happy to announce new details, provided from the WhatsApp Web 2.2043.7 update!WhatsApp is considering the idea to offer Voice and Video Calls in the next few weeks, even if the development is in a beta-stage," the report by Wabetainfo read.
Wabetainfo has also shared some of the screenshots of how the feature will work or look once it is implemented. It can be seen that when you receive a call on WhatsApp, a window will open up where you can decide what to do with the call. You can either accept it or decline it. However, when you make a call through WhatsApp web, the window will be a little different from what it was when you received the call. The window will be smaller and would include the status of the call. The WhatsApp features tracker also stated that the users will also be able to make group voice calls and video calls once the future is rolled out.
So WhatsApp's new group call feature can also double up as a professional video conferencing platform for smaller groups. It is far easier to connect and you would not even require any passwords to join a call.