WhatsApp web might soon be getting voice and video call support on the desktop based client according to a new report by WABetaInfo which tracks the application for upcoming features.
According to the report, a new update to the WhatsApp web client brings voice and video calls support to the platform, something that was only available on the mobile version.
The feature is currently only available in the beta version 2.2043.7 and there is no known timeline for the release for general public. However, WABetaIno did test it out and has provided screenshots of the upcoming calling functions.
WhatsApp web gives you the voice and video call option on the upper right corner of the screen where you normally get those three dots to enter the chat settings.
Upon getting an incoming call, you get a pop-up window which appears with options for taking or rejecting the call.
However, once you are in a call, you get a smaller window with options to mute, end or start a video call along with several more settings. This is similar to that small skype window you get during a call.
This will definitely make the WhatsApp experience more seamless for users who currently have to switch between devices due to lack of features on the web client.