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Though audio and video calling is available on the WhatsApp app, the feature on the Web version will make it more convenient for people who use their laptops more often, to stay in touch with family and friends. WhatsApp is one of the largest messaging apps worldwide with over two billion users.
WhatsApp app already allows group audio and video calling with up to eight participants. We will have to wait and watch if WhatsApp decides to go for something similar for its web version as well. Last week, WaBetaInfo shared screenshots of how the feature could work.
According to the website, the audio and video call icons will be present in the chat header. The incoming calls will open in a separate window where users will have the option to accept or decline. Once audio and video calling is officially rolled for WhatsApp Web, users will be able to make calls on their laptops when they are logged in to the Web version. In the Whatsapp app version, the icons for audio and video calls are available on top right of the chat header.