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WhatsApp adds voice and video calling feature to desktop version

The announcement is likely to put WhatsApp as a new rival to the video conferencing systems

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  • The Facebook’s owned firm said the calls will be end-to-end encrypted;
  • It is not clear if WhatsApp intends to compete with Google, Microsoft and Zoom.

WhatsApp announced on Thursday that it launched a voice and video calling feature in the desktop version of its app.

The Facebook’s owned firm said the calls will be end-to-end encrypted.

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The announcement is likely to put WhatsApp as a new rival to the video conferencing systems offered by companies like Microsoft, Google and Zoom, but it is not clear whether it intends to compete in this segment.

Translated by LABS

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