Whatsapp messaging platform has introduced a new voice and video calling feature on the desktop web app for teleconferencing.
The latest update by the social media firm will allow desktop WhatsApp users to hold meetings and group calls via voice and video calls which is end-to-end encrypted.
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. Download now: https://t.co/JCc3rUunoU pic.twitter.com/PgCl76Mn7U
— WhatsApp (@WhatsApp) March 4, 2021
To make desktop calling more useful, Whatsapp said that they have made sure it works seamlessly for both portrait and landscape orientation.
“It 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,” said the company in a blog.
On WhatsApp mobile app, the group call feature extends to up to eight people, however, the company did not specify the number of people that can be included in the desktop group call.