Lucknow: WhatsApp Web recently launched feature for voice and video call for desktops, which is compatible with both Windows PCs and Macs. However, it was widely believed users would still need to have a good network connection with their phone while making a call, which may not be the case going forward.
Users who do not yet have the calling feature on the desktop app can try to uninstall and reinstall the app, which some users have reported enables the feature.
As per a leak, the WhatsApp desktop app will not “interrupt” your current call if your phone disconnects from the internet when you are already talking on the service. It is unclear at this point whether this feature is already available – the call disconnected when we “lost” connectivity on our phones during a quick test.
The company recently rolled out the Multi-device functionality which will enable users to initiate message conversations, voice and video call feature to its nearly five-old desktop app, without an active internet connection on your phone. This implies the iOS and Android apps will most likely work independently of each other and the desktop app, like on rival apps made by Signal and Viber.
The app only supports one-on-one end-to-end encrypted voice and video calling for now. The group WhatsApp voice and video calling feature for the desktop will reportedly be added in the future.