WhatsApp Web could support video calls in time for Christmas, so you can ditch Zoom
WHATSAPP users have started to see beta versions of video call and VOIP calls arriving in WhatsApp Web. For those who want to use their laptop or desktop computer – and its bigger screen – to handle calls with dozens of friends or family members over Christmas, this could be a very welcome present.
WhatsApp Web is a handy way to access some of the best features of the most popular chat app from your web browser. If you’re hoping to slyly reply to messages during work hours, or want to look through some photos on the larger screen on your desktop computer, WhatsApp Web is essential. But for those hoping to host a video call from their computer – it’s no good. WhatsApp Web is incapable of making or receiving voice or video calls. And given how much we’ve all relied on tools like Google Meet, Zoom and Messenger Rooms on our laptops to keep in touch with friends and family this year, that’s a shame.