WhatsApp seems to be bringing voice and video call options on the web desktop version soon

WABetaInfo, a platform that tracks new and upcoming features on WhatsApp has recently shared an interesting update regarding the famous messaging service. Apparently, WhatsApp is working on voice and video call options for the web desktop platforms. WABetaInfo spotted this new functionality in beta version 2.2043.7. It means that the company is beta testing this feature before its mass release. WhatsApp voice, video, and group calls are available on Android and iOS for a while now, and it was high time that the web version also gets these options.

WABetaInfo also reported that a group voice and video call option is also under works for the web version, but it is currently not included in the beta testing. It is not known if it will release along with this feature or separately in another update, although releasing them together makes more sense. But whenever it will release, it will directly come on the web versions without going through the beta testing phase.

The screenshots that were shared with this report show that a card will pop-up for incoming voice or video calls. The users will have the regular options to either accept the call or decline it. An’ Ignore’ option is also going to be available at the bottom of this pop-up window. It is not exactly clear how this Ignore option will work. Whether it will automatically mute the incoming call, or will it stop ringing in front of the recipient while the caller thinks that their call is going through? We will have to wait for this feature to release officially to confirm its exact functionality.

On the other hand, a smaller pop-up window will open if a user wants to make a call with regular options of voice, video, mute, and some other settings.

This is going to be a much-needed update because it is quite frustrating to hop on from the laptop to the phone whenever a WhatsApp call is coming through or you have to make it. This is a far sensible option to have the call options available in the web version so that everything is more cohesive.

WhatsApp’s parent company Facebook has not issued any statement, neither did WhatsApp make any comments or announcements about this upcoming feature. Also, it is not known exactly when this feature will officially roll out. Hopefully, soon!

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