WhatsApp is beta testing a new audio and video calls feature for its desktop and web clients.
According to a new report from WABetaInfo, WhatsApp has been testing video and voice calling on its Desktop app and Web client for over two months. Currently, the feature is said to be in its beta form, and it may roll out in the coming months.
Both the phone and the video call buttons in WhatsApp Web and desktop come with a beta label, so WhatsApp wants to be very clear from the beginning the feature might still not work exactly as expected
Voice and video calls will open in their own windows, and the new buttons should show up in the top bar next to the search icon.
At this point, WhatsApp has remained completely tight-lipped on all specifics on this new update, but more information is likely to be shared in the coming weeks as the work on this feature advances.
WABetaInfo speculates the support for voice and video calls on the desktop would go live for all users in the coming weeks, and of course, there’s nothing you can do to get the update earlier, as it all depends on a simple server-side switch.
In the meantime, voice and video calls on WhatsApp on mobile devices work just like before, so if you want to easily connect with your contacts, it’s all at one-tap distance in the messaging app.