In the year of video calls, virtual meetings and online meetings due to Covid-19, WhatsApp gives in and takes calls to the web version. A demand of many users that comes true in the latest update of the instant messaging app.
This is version 2.2043.7 of WhatsApp Web, it will have calls and video calls, as the mobile version already has. However, the tool is not yet available, but is under development, according to the WABetainfo portal.
The function, of course, would be available “in the coming weeks,” assures the American media that always gets it right in all the leaks and updates related to the WhatsApp universe.
Zuckerberg’s plans include moving the calling system that the application currently has to smartphones and, therefore, the desktop version would have video calls between two people or groups. Additionally, the functionality would include technical support in case the user encounters any errors.
Therefore, and according to information from WABetainfo, calls on WhatsApp Web will have the same mechanics as the mobile version. Except for one difference, they point out, since the computer screen will show a pop-up window when there is an incoming call, in which the user must click on accept, reject or ignore.
WhatsApp is renewed
“This message will self-destruct in 3, 2, 1…” Ephemeral messages are a very common resource on Telegram, WhatsApp’s direct competitor. Now Zuckerberg’s instant messaging app incorporates this functionality in future updates.
This new tool will allow the automatic deletion of images, videos and GIFs sent in conversations. For a few months now, WhatsApp users have been able to delete messages sent accidentally or that after a minute they regret having shared. This new feature, called Expiring Media, has appeared in beta version 188.8.131.52 of WhatsApp for Android.
To launch this tool, the instant messaging app will have a new button with a timer icon. Tapping it will turn green, indicating to users that the files they are going to share will automatically expire. A trick similar to Snapchat’s ephemeral messages.