WhatsApp has begun to make its desktop app for Windows 10 available to some users (downloadable on its official website or from the Microsoft Store) a beta version of the audio and video calls we’ve been using for a long time in the mobile version.
The imminent implementation of this functionality had already been published in October, but now, finally, some users are starting to advertise on social networks the sudden appearance of it.
For now, all these users have in common having version 2.2100.7 of the WhatsApp application for Windows 10, although not everyone who uses it can access this functionality.
Those who have been able to see how two new icons appeared on its interface: one for voice calls and one for video calls, with the pertinent notice that we are facing a function still in testing.
This is what the new WhatsApp Desktop looks like
For these users, the WhatsApp application toolbar now looks like this:
And a floating window allows us to accept or reject the call, or end it while we participate in it:
The captures uploaded so far to the networks show how video call frames are displayed horizontally when carried out from a PC, in contrast to those from mobiles:
After confirming with @WABetaInfo, we tested voice and video calls on WhatsApp Web with @rsametband. They are available in a limited way in the app for Windows 10. And this is how calls look, from a mobile (vertical) and from my PC (horizontal) pic.twitter.com/6Z3xmnUAUM
– Guillermo Tomoyose (@tomyto) January 21, 2021
If you don’t have this feature yet, don’t worry: it’s just a matter of time (although the company hasn’t specified deadlines for now) and will end up being activated for all users.