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WhatsApp to allow users make voice and video calls on its web app

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WhatsApp keeps bring in new changes and upgrades to its platform and now, it is testing features to enhance its web app. According to latest reports, WhatsApp is testing the possibility to make both video and voice call possible from its web version.

There were reports which suggested that WhatsApp was testing the voice and video call feature on the beta version of its web app. This was first spotted by Alex Hern of the Guardian on WhatsApp beta. He went on to share the screenshot and wrote: “WhatsApp is testing video and voice calls on its desktop app, I can confirm, through my incredible journalistic technique of “being put in the testing bucket”

In these screenshots, there was a video icon as well as a call icon which could be spotted beside the contact name. Both these icons have Beta written above them which has confirmed that WhatsApp is testing this feature. As things stand now, WhatsApp web users can only can only exchange messages and media. 

Earlier in October this year, WhatsApp features tracker WAbetainfo had also shared an update along the same lines. They had informed that WhatsApp was testing the voice and video calls feature on its web app.

“We have already announced that WhatsApp was working on Calls. Today we are happy to announce new details, provided from the WhatsApp Web 2.2043.7 update!WhatsApp is considering the idea to offer Voice and Video Calls in the next few weeks, even if the development is in a beta-stage,” Wabetainfo report said. 

The WhatsApp features tracker also informed that users will be able to make group voice calls and video calls once the future is finally introduced across all mediums. With this new update, WhatsApp is aiming to double up as a professional video conferencing platform for smaller groups which will be extremely easy for users to connect and where no passwords will be needed to jump on to a call. 

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