Messenger has been testing the feature since December, and now it will be available to all users.
WhatsApp said in a blog post that it will be possible to make calls in the Mac and Windows apps. The company promises that calls are protected by end — to-end encryption-WhatsApp and Facebook can’t eavesdrop on them.
For starters, the desktop version will only support individual calls. WhatsApp promises that it will launch group voice and video calls in the future, but does not give a timeline.
To use the new feature, you need to install the WhatsApp app on a Mac or Windows — they are not available in the web version. To log in to the messenger, you need to scan the QR code using the mobile version of the app.
In February, WhatsApp announced that from May 15, it will restrict accounts that do not accept its new rules — they will be able to receive calls and receive notifications, but will not be able to read and write messages. After a while, the messenger will delete their accounts.
The essence of the new WhatsApp policy is that the messenger plans to share the collected data with Facebook. WhatsApp explained that the rules will give new opportunities for communication with companies, but users criticize the changes and switch to other services.