WhatsApp Web, the social media application’s web service, seems like it will soon be able to make video and voice calls.
According to a report by WABetaInfo, the addition of this feature is still in beta stage development but is geared up to launch as part of the latest update.
📞 WhatsApp Web 2.2043.7: what’s new?
• More details and screenshots for Voice and Video Calls, from WhatsApp Web!
• WhatsApp has also added a “BETA” label, suggesting to offer Calls from WhatsApp Web soon!https://t.co/kkk9Oq5Mqx
NOTE: This feature will be enabled soon.
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) October 19, 2020
The video and voice calls will work similarly to these functions on the smartphone app. However, rather than taking over the whole screen, a window will pop-up and present the user with the option to accept or deny the call.
When a user places a call themselves, a small window will pop-up and show the status of the call so the user can continue with other functions on their computer while the call is trying to connect.
Support for group voice and group video calls will also be rolled out to WhatsApp Web, the report stated.
WhatsApp has confirmed that the update will roll-out in the next few weeks.