Most of us use Whatsapp to communicate with others, and it’s probably the first online messaging app that we used before Telegram.
As one of the most popular instant messaging platforms in the entire world, WhatsApp has been working hard to stay ahead of the game.
They’ve introduced WhatsApp Web, allow eight people to video conference, provided end-to-end encryption and introduced business accounts.
So what’s next?
WhatsApp Might Be Having Video Calls for Its Desktop App Soon
Those of us who use computers often, either for work or for school, would probably have the WhatsApp desktop version downloaded to our computer as well.
After all, it’s a more convenient way of chatting rather than switching the focus between two different devices.
Most importantly, it’s less conspicuous than looking at your phone every half an hour.
And with the whole COVID-19 situation going around, more people are working from home.
This means more video conferences being held at home, which is why we suddenly saw an increase in the use of Zoom, Google Hangouts, Microsoft Teams, and Skype.
Well, according to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is working on a couple of exciting things.
One is to allow a single account to be linked on up to multiple devices. Think of Facebook and how it can be linked to your phone, your tablet, your laptop and more.
Another thing that WhatsApp is working on is to upgrade its desktop apps to allow secure video-conferencing.
Exactly when this will be done isn’t revealed yet.
A More Secure Platform
I’m sure you would have heard that in April, a home-based learning video conference between teachers and their students was hacked and the students were shown obscene images despite countless precautionary measures that were put in place to prevent such things from happening.
After that incident, it was announced that all teachers will no longer be making use of Zoom to hold their lessons, though later the Ministry of Education said it was safe after they added more defences.
The good thing about using WhatsApp is that all the calls would most likely be end-to-end encrypted.
Furthermore, with all of our information being discussed over such a secure and trusted platform that we’ve used for years, I’m sure most of us would prefer to do video conferencing on Whatsapp as opposed to an external app.
While we don’t know when the feature will actually roll out, we know that it’s probably going to be soon.
So are you excited about it?
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