Facebook-owned WhatsApp has updated their Mac and Windows apps to provide support for video and audio calls. For now, support will be limited to one-to-one calls.
As reported by TechCrunch:
WhatsApp is rolling out support for voice and video calling to its desktop app, the Facebook-owned messaging service said Thursday, providing relief to countless people sitting in front of computers who have had to reach for their phone every time their WhatsApp rang.
For now, WhatsApp said its nearly five-year-old desktop app for Mac and Windows will only support one-to-one calls for now, but that it will be expanding this feature to include group voice and video calls “in the future.”
Video calls work “seamlessly” for both portrait and landscape orientation, and the desktop client is “set to be always on top so you never lose your video chats in a browser tab or stack of open windows,” the firm said.
Support for the new feature is not being extended to the browser-based WhatsApp Web, at the moment, a spokesperson told TechCrunch.