New WhatsApp app launched for Windows users
New WhatsApp app launched for Windows users: 8 people can join video calls and 32 people can join audio calls simultaneously.
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has launched a new version of WhatsApp for Windows users. Through this new app, desktop users can simultaneously make video calls with up to 8 people and audio calls with a maximum of 32 people.
The company says that the new Windows desktop WhatsApp will make it easier to chat between devices. "Launching a new WhatsApp desktop app for Windows," Zuckerberg posted on Facebook. You can now make E2E encrypted video calls with up to 8 people and audio calls with up to 32 people. "
WhatsApp has claimed that the new Windows desktop app loads faster, with a familiar interface for WhatsApp and Windows users. Along with this, the app has been given improved search and new features for messaging, media and calls, which WhatsApp has promised to improve more over time.
Android and iOS users already enjoy the ability to make group audio calls with up to 32 people and group video calls with up to 8 people through WhatsApp. Now this feature will further improve the conversation experience of Windows users as now they too can interact with multiple people at the same time like mobile users.
WhatsApp has told us that now users will be able to link their WhatsApp account on 4 devices. "No charger, no problem. You can now link WhatsApp across up to 4 devices so your chats stay synced, encrypted and flowing even when your phone goes offline," tweeted WhatsApp.
WhatsApp has given new features for group admins through updates in the app, through which admins will be able to control groups in a better way. Although this feature is currently in beta testing, beta users can use this feature now by updating the app. According to WABetainfo, soon this feature will be rolled out on iOS and Android. After the latest update, the group admin himself will be able to select whom to include and whom not to do in group calls and group video calls.
WhatsApp recently added a new feature called Picture-in-Picture (PiP) mode. This feature allows users to continue video calls while browsing an app or using other services on their iPhones.
Previously, if a WhatsApp user wanted to use other apps during a video call, he or she had to exit the call and end the conversation. With PiP support, users can simply tap the home button during a call and the video will continue to play in a small window on their screen. Users can then switch to other apps or features while still seeing and hearing their conversations.
There are about 489 million users of WhatsApp in India. At the same time, it has more than 2 billion users worldwide. Whatsapp was launched in the year 2009. In 2014, Facebook bought WhatsApp for $19 billion.