WhatsApp working on calling feature for desktop app


WhatsApp is working on expanding calling functionality across its entire app suite. The Meta-owned company was seen testing the calling feature on the desktop app, which can be downloaded on Windows 11 devices. Since the ability to make calls from the WhatsApp for Windows app is being tested, not everyone but a few testers have access to it. However, I don’t see any reason why this feature won’t be available to everyone in the near future.

WABetaInfo speckled functionality on the latest WhatsApp Beta for Windows 2.2240.1.0 update. The calling icon is located between the chat and status sections on the sidebar of the desktop app. The beta version is available through the Microsoft Store, so those interested in testing the feature can enroll themselves under the beta program and download the latest version. But keep in mind that beta versions are mostly full of bugs which may affect the proper functioning of the app.

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The new calls tab on the WhatsApp app for Windows 11 also syncs with your mobile app, so all call records are available on your PC. The calls section also has a search bar that will let you search for calls made to a particular contact. But there may be problems in the beginning. For example, calls made through the desktop app may not appear on your phone. A future update may fix this issue.

If you are a beta tester of the WhatsApp app for PC and still cannot see the calls tab, WABetaInfo suggests restarting the app after updating it. The beta version that brings calling functionality is currently available to some users, but a wider rollout is expected in the coming days before it is deployed for the stable version of WhatsApp.

With calling functionality on its desktop app, WhatsApp will take on popular video calling apps like Zoom, Google Meet and Microsoft Teams.

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