WhatsApp with over 2 billion users worldwide is largely used for personal calls, unlike Zoom or Google Meet.
Facebook (WhatsApp’s parent company) spokesperson said that WhatsApp will introduce voice & video calling options to the messaging app’s desktop version next year.
This intentional idea to allow its users to make calls over large screens would put WhatsApp on same level with video-conferencing giant players Zoom and Google Meet, but as if now it’s not clear if the company has any drives to compete with the other two titans in the particular enterprise space.
WhatsApp with over 2 billion users worldwide is largely used for personal calls, unlike Zoom or Google Meet. The company said that it has already started rolling out the above-mentioned features to some desktop users for a test.
The coronavirus pandemic has certainly forced people from all around the world to stay in home and do the social gatherings with friends & family through internet via messaging apps like WhatsApp. Therefore, it is not unique for the tech company to grab the opportunity to provide its users with some features that will allow them to use voice and video calls on the larger screens to stay connected with their loved ones during these isolation times.