WhatsApp has made its desktop app more appealing by adding voice and video call features, bringing it on par with Signal and an edge over Telegram which only allows voice calls.
These features were previously only available on its mobile app.
And to allay the privacy concerns that started with its proposed terms and condiition update, WhatsApp assures users that voice and video calls are end-to-end encrypted so it can’t hear or see them.
“We’re starting with one-to-one calls on the WhatsApp desktop app so we make sure we can give you a reliable and high-quality experience. We will be expanding this feature to include group voice and video calls in the future,” wrote the WhatsApp blog post.
This is a breath of fresh air from the messaging platform as it has received loads of negative publicity or what it termed as miscommunication over the May 15 update. It may help to stem the flow of migration to other platforms.