WhatsApp has announced that it has added a private and secure one-to-one voice and video calling to WhatsApp Desktop App.
Owned by Facebook, Whatsapp said users will be able to make calls on the WhatsApp Desktop App screens in both portrait and landscape mode, and the calls will be encrypted end-to-end, according to the announcement.
The decision to allow calls to be made on large screens will put it on par with video-conferencing giants Zoom even though it is unclear if it has any plans to compete with them in the enterprise.
However, whatsapp has become the most used app as it has many advantages compared to Zoom and according to reports the company has recorded about 1.4 billion voice and video calls in a single day which is the new record set from the recent years.
WhatsApp has disclosed:
“We’ve seen a huge rise in people calling each other on WhatsApp over the last year, mostly for long conversations.
We want conversations on WhatsApp to feel as close to in-person as possible, regardless of where you are in the world or the technology you’re using.
Since so many people are still separated from their loved ones and adapting to different ways of working.”
According to the reports, whatsapp voice and video calling has been widely used because it has many features which the Zoom does not have
Whatsapp has end to end encryption and it can support more than 23 languages.
Even though Whatsapp designed specifically for professional use, some businesses are now officialising it.
The voice and video calling on WhatsApp desktop app is available on Window PC and Mac.