WhatsApp Web has been updated and as of today it allows you to make video calls on your computer, bringing your phone functions closer to other devices
WhatsApp is one of the most used messaging applications in the world, so it is not surprising that they have introduced the possibility of making video calls and voice calls in its version for computers. In a world that lives at a safe distance right now, it was a logical step.
According to official figures shared by the company, in the New Year they broke a new record for calls and video calls: more than 1,400 in just one day. And although most would be by mobile, more and more people use WhatsApp also on the computer while they work.
To be able to make video calls or voice calls on WhatsApp, the first thing you need to know is whether your computer will be able to make them. In addition to a microphone and webcam, you will need to have at least a 64-bit Windows 10 PC with version 1903 (released May 2019). If you use a computer with a Mac, you need MacOS 10.13 High Sierra and a computer after the year 2009.
Another important aspect is security. Although WhatsApp belongs to Facebook, with all that that entails, video calls between mobile and computer are protected from end to end, so they are almost impossible to intercept except very sophisticated methods.
The only bad thing at the moment is that it will not be possible to make group calls or video calls, but WhatsApp promises that this will come in future updates.
Although Zoom is one of the main applications for making video calls on the computer, especially in the work environment, it is not surprising that WhatsApp has released this update to try to do some damage and rob users in some environments.