Facebook-owned WhatsApp has been talked in past about bring the new calling feature and video conferencing along with the WhatsApp Web feature. Earlier this feature is only enabled in apps and iOS. But now, a big step is being taken by Facebook to enable Calls through the Desktop version.
As noticed by WABetaInfo, the voice and video calling function is available only in beta, meaning that this function is under development. It is sure that WhatsApp would be a tough rival to other video chatting apps available for desktop and mobile users that are already available including Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, and the likes, considering the already huge user-base of the Facebook-owned messaging network.
The WABetaInfo study indicates that video and voice calling on the work of the WhatsApp app may work differently because unlike other video conferencing platforms, users will be expected to be on WhatsApp to experience the functionality that enables participants to participate before signing up.
Till now WhatsApp or Facebook have not shared any such feature coming in the stable WhatsApp Web or Desktop app. However in the past few months, new upgrades like messages disappearing, UPI payments have been incorporated in the stable version. Around 20 million users in India use UPI payments. Video calls and voice calls would surely enable many people to work remotely with ease.
You can go with the beta version if you need a Video or Voice call through WhatsApp Web. However, this version might be unstable, and one might face some lags and performance issues.