With the virtual world taking over our lives so much more these days, WhatsApp has finally decided to introduce a voice and video calling feature on its desktop app.
According to TechCrunch, the Facebook-owned messaging service said that they are providing relief to countless people sitting in front of computers who have had to reach for their phone every time their WhatsApp rang.
“Throughout the last year, we’ve seen significant increases in people calling one another on WhatsApp, often for long conversations. Last New Year’s Eve, we broke the record for the most calls ever made in a single day with 1.4 billion voice and video calls,” the company said.
“With so many people still apart from their loved ones, and adjusting to new ways of working, we want conversations on WhatsApp to feel as close to in-person as possible, regardless of where you are in the world or the tech you’re using,” they added.
How To Install WhatsApp Desktop App & The Calling Feature
If you have not downloaded the desktop app yet, you can read more on how to download it on Windows PC or Mac here! It’s pretty simple. Just follow the instructions on the site!
And it’s probably time for you to do so, the app has been around for years now.
However, do take note that the desktop calling feature is only available when the app is installed on your computer. Desktop calling is also supported on Windows 10 64-bit version 1903 and newer as well as macOS 10.13 and newer.
And, of course, you will need an active internet connection on your computer and phone as well as granting WhatsApp permission to access your computer’s microphone and camera.
Click here to read more about the desktop calling feature.
This article was first published in : World of Buzz