WhatsApp has long offered support for voice and video calls within its mobile app. However, web and desktop versions of the service have not had these options so far.
Fortunately, WhatsApp has been working to enable voice and video calls for the web and desktop clients of its app, and the first insight into this feature was recently released, ahead of its official release.
The company has begun testing voice and video calls for web and desktop clients with selected users in beta. As can be seen in the accompanying screenshots, WhatsApp testers have new buttons for voice and video calling in the chat header on their web and desktop clients.
Those who receive a call will be shown a pop-up window whenever someone calls them. The window will display the contact's name, profile photo, and keys to accept or reject the call. Also, those making a call will see a separate pop-up window with the name and photo of the contact being called, an on / off video key, a mute key, and a call end key.
Beta support for voice and video calls on WhatsApp is expected to become available to some testers in the coming weeks, after which wider availability of the service is expected.