WhatsApp launches audio and video calls for its PC users

Even though it’s been a couple of years since WhatsApp added the video and audio calling feature, the social media platform has yet to bring the feature to its desktop PC users. But that may soon change, as the company is rolling out both features on the WhatsApp Desktop app.

According to a AndroidAuthority relationship, WABetaInfo found that both audio and video calling features are coming to desktop apps. The only problem is that the feature was only available through a limited launch. Hence, most are yet to receive the update for now, and both features still come with a beta label. However, people who have received it should be able to see the buttons in the chat header, which is right next to the search icon.

This feature would still require users to connect their smartphones to the desktop application. However, any audio or video calls will be routed through your computer. It is also unknown whether the desktop app will support third-party microphones or cameras. But hopefully, this is the case when the update is rolled out to current stable builds.

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The social media giant was rumored to have been working on bringing these features to the desktop for some time now. He even planned to make the desktop a standalone application, which means you would no longer need to pair your smartphone with the app or browser. Other beta updates include using biometric security on your smartphone to activate WhatsApp on the desktop. So stay tuned for more updates.