WhatsApp has finally added the voice and video call feature to its desktop version for Windows and Mac computers. However, there is no support for group calls as of now. The voice and video calling feature, which is already available on the mobile for Android and iOS, WhatsApp had rolled out the desktop version to a small group of users in December 2020, The Verge reported.
Here’s a step-by-step guide on enabling the voice and video call feature on the WhatsApp desktop app?
1. Download and install WhatsApp’s desktop app on your computer/laptop.
2. Open it and configure it by scanning the QR code using WhatsApp on your smartphone. You can now access all your WhatsApp contacts.
3. To make an audio or video call, click on the call icon, located on the top right corner of the screen on the desktop app.
4. Click Call to initiate a voice or video call.
Once you dial a person, a standalone window will appear on your monitor, which can be resized. You will always notice the call window at the top of the screen, while you continue with chats or browse content online.
WhatsApp has also noted that all voice and video calls are end-to-end encrypted. Whether calling from a mobile phone or personal computer, the security and privacy features will remain the same, the company spokesperson added.