WhatsApp has been long rumoured to be working on adding a call and video call button to the web version of the app. Now, there are reports that this feature is now being rolled out to few of its web users. Users have taken to Twitter where they have shared the screenshot of the new feature.
A verified Twitter user by the name of Guillermo Tomoyose has already shared the screenshot of the latest WhatsApp feature. One can spot the voice and video call buttons with beta written over that have appeared on the web version of the app. For now, the feature is available in Argentina.
Wabetainfo has also confirmed the claims of Tomoyose and reported that some users have spotted Beta Voice and Video Calls in the chat header on WhatsApp Desktop even as the feature is being rolled out gradually. However, at the same time, the tracker also confirmed that since it is a beta feature, only a few users will be able to use it.
“WhatsApp is rolling out beta calls for specific users but unfortunately, being a beta feature, it’s available for very few people. We hope you’re lucky but, if it doesn’t, don’t worry: every day more users receive that activation and, at present, WhatsApp Desktop has a higher priority,” the Wabetainfo read.
In October 2020, there were initial reports that WhatsApp is working on this feature.“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,” the report by Wabetainfo read.
Having said this, WhatsApp is yet to officially announce the new feature. As per Waberainfo, WhatsApp is also developing the Read Later feature which is an improved version of Archived chats.