Facebook is testing, for now in beta, the both WhatsApp video and audio calls on your Mac desktop client. As reported by WABetaInfo, we still do not know the arrival date of this function, but we are clear that, at least, the company is working on it.
Calls and video calls on the desktop
The Facebook messaging app has offered both video and audio calls for some time, but this functionality has never been available in the desktop client or in the web version of the service. This seems ready to change, as changes have been discovered in a beta version of the WhatsApp client for Mac which would allow these kinds of calls.
According to the beta screenshots we see two new buttons appear, one for video calls and another for audio calls at the top of the chat. After clicking them, a new window opens in which the call is placed as well as the options to silence, hang up, activate or deactivate the video, etc.
The caller, similarly, also sees an extra window with three buttons, answer, reject or ignore, as we see in the image below.
We do not know when these news could reach the stable version of the client, although at least we know that WhatsApp is working on it. A function that, although competitor apps have already been offering us for years, will be welcome on the Facebook platform.