The WhatsApp may become soon Zoom in The next contender as it’s currently rolling out a revamped Windows client adds eight-person video calling. Additionally, the desktop app will now allow users to host audio calls with up to 32 people at once.
If any of this sounds familiar, it’s because These features were present on Android and iOS for a long time now. This is part of a renewed effort by Meta to Improved WhatsApp desktop clients So it will be more on par with the mobile app. Along the same lines, the user interface has also been redesigned to make it look more similar to a smartphone app and several changes have been made under the hood to improve multi-device tethering. Devices will now be able to connect to WhatsApp on Windows more quickly than before while unlocking new tools like link previews and stickers.
This update may not seem like much compared to Zoom which can accommodate up to 100 attendees in a single meeting on its basic plan. However, the company states that it has plans to increase the limit of people the app can host in group calls. So it’s entirely possible that one day WhatsApp video calls will match Zoom meetings in terms of sheer numbers. Meta certainly isn’t afraid of enabling huge pools on their platform as we’ve seen in recent times Communities feature.
talk about communities, WhatsApp on smartphones just got an update Earlier this week to help users manage their groups. Administrators can now reject participants. It’s a very small but much needed change that really should have been there from the start. Also when you search for a contact’s name you will see if you are both in the same community.
As for the future, Meta states that it recently introduced a new beta for Android tablets and that it’s working on one for Mac desktops. Not much has been revealed, but according to a recent report from WABetaInfo, the latest android beta Introduces a new polling toggle that limits respondents to just one choice. For macOS, it is completely unknown. Although it can be connected to the nextNative app with Mac CatalystThis is currently in the works. We’ve reached out to Meta for more information. This story will be updated if we hear back.
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