WhatsApp brings voice and video calls to desktop next year

WhatsApp bringing new features for the desktop users on a trial basis in time for the holiday season. It will introduce the voice and video calling feature to the messaging app’s desktop version next year. This move facilitates calls over large screens as the WhatsApp video-conferencing heads Zoom and Google Meet, as it is ambitious to compete with the two.

WhatsApp is second only to its parent firm Facebook Inc’s globally. It is largely used for personal calls, unlike Zoom or Google Meet. This move is the second wave of the coronavirus which forced many people around the world to stay home and plan gatherings with friends and family over the internet instead.

Zoom Video Communications also removing the 40-minute time limit for its free accounts on all meetings globally for the holiday season. Google Meet free users also have to limit conversations to 60 minutes until March.

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