WhatsApp to launch voice and video calling on desktop

Facebook’s WhatsApp will launch voice and video calling feature to the messaging app’s desktop version next year, Reuters reported.
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The move to facilitate calls over large screens would put WhatsApp on par with video-conferencing solutions from Zoom and Google Meet.

WhatsApp has over 2 billion users globally. WhatsApp is second only to its parent firm Facebook’s namesake app, yet it is largely used for personal calls, unlike Zoom or Google Meet.

WhatsApp said it has already rolled out the feature to some desktop users on a trial basis in time for the holiday season.

Zoom Video Communications said on Friday it was removing the 40-minute time limit for its free accounts on all meetings globally for the holiday season.

Google Meet said free users would not have to limit conversations to 60 minutes until March.

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