WhatsApp on Thursday announced that private and secure one-to-one voice and video calls are now available on the desktop app for Windows and Apple Mac devices.
WhatsApp has made sure it works seamlessly for both portrait and landscape orientation to make desktop calling more useful. It appears in a resizable standalone window on your computer screen, and is set to be always on top.
“Voice and video calls on WhatsApp are end-to-end encrypted, so WhatsApp can’t hear or see them, whether you call from your phone or your computer. We would expand this feature to include group voice and video calls in the future. Answering on a bigger screen makes it easier to work with colleagues, see your family more clearly on a bigger canvas, or free up your hands to move around a room while talking ” WhatsApp added.
WhatsApp recently announced a new security feature for WhatsApp Web and Desktop — face and fingerprint unlock when linking devices.
“This adds an additional layer of protection when you want to link your WhatsApp account to your computer,” it said.