The increasing amount of time that consumers spend apart during the ongoing pandemic has many leaning on digital solutions to connect with friends and family, so the WhatsApp desktop app has been updated with this in mind.
The desktop app now features video and voice call functionality, which will enable users to connect in a more immersive manner from afar. The desktop app update will also enable users to make and receive calls on a larger screen to feel closer to those they're connecting with.
The updated WhatsApp desktop app also features end-to-end encryption to provide peace of mind for users who are weary about security. The app is expected to be further expanded in the future to accommodate group voice and video calls, according to the company.