Messaging platform WhatsApp has been offering voice and video calling options on its mobile app for quite some time.
The company is now testing it on desktop and web apps as well and beta users are starting to see new calling icons.
With their help, users will be able to make WhatsApp videos and voice calls on the desktop screen.
WhatsApp had already told the news agency Reuters that in 2021, these features will be rolled out to desktop users.
Voice and video calls on the big screen
Many beta users have started seeing call features on the WhatsApp web interface. However, all these beta users will be rolled out in the next few days.
Users who have received new features on WhatsApp web are sharing screenshots on social media sites.
Calling features can soon be included in the stable build update and will be available to all users in the first or second quarter of 2021.
Video and voice call buttons shown in chat header
The screenshots show the video and voice call buttons and have ‘beta’ written on them.
According to the reports, these buttons are visible to Windows 10 users in the app’s Windows app.
Like the mobile version of WhatsApp, on the web version, these buttons are given in front of the contact’s name in the chat header.
A separate small box appears when a call is received, from where users can receive or disconnect the call.
Desktop version will get many updates
Whatsapp updates monitor website WABetaInfo The information related to these updates was shared in previous reports.
WABetaInfo In December, it was reported that beta calls are being rolled out in the web version for some beta testers.
The web version may receive several updates in 2021 to give users the same experience on mobile and desktop.
The new updates will include many minor changes with improved UI.
Multi-device support can be found
To use WhatsApp web, the user’s phone must be connected to the Internet, in which WhatsApp is installed. By giving multi-device support feature in 2021, the company can give the option to use WhatsApp from a number on multiple devices.