WhatsApp for Desktops has made it easy to keep the conversation going even when you’re away from your phone, or maybe you just prefer the typing experience of a full keyboard (who not?). But you still have to return to your mobile device to make a video or voice call. Well, not anymore. WhatsApp introduces the ability to make and receive calls directly on your desktop, starting with the beta version of the app.
The options to make audio and video calls have begun for some beta users, in addition to the search button at the top of the chat window – both with the beta tag, as shown in the attached images. Meanwhile, incoming calls will appear in a smaller separate window, from which you can accept or reject the call. A similar user interface will appear with some basic operations for pending calls (shown below).
Left: Incoming phone call, Turn right: Ongoing conversation
Unfortunately, downloading the latest beta version of WhatsApp for Android is no guarantee that the calling feature will appear for you on the web or in the desktop app. None of us here at AP have these options yet; WhatsApp is apparently going for a gradual rollout, prioritizing the desktop app over its website. You can still try your luck by downloading the latest WhatsApp beta from APK Mirror and see for yourself.