June 2, 2023

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Meta improves the desktop version of WhatsApp

Mark Zuckerberg’s company hasn’t given up hope of making the desktop version of WhatsApp a major player in the teleconferencing software market.

news: Meta has launched a new version of WhatsApp for Windows. This version can now be downloaded and allows, among other things, video calls with up to 8 people and voice calls with up to 32 participants.

  • Voice and video chats will also be securely encrypted: “Whether it’s audio or video chats, conversations on the PC version of WhatsApp are end-to-end encrypted,” Mark Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post.
  • Other features added to WhatsApp Desktop include faster device pairing, better sync between devices, and new features like link previews and stickers.
    • The improvements are reminiscent of Meta’s previous attempts to break into the teleconferencing software market. During the lockdown, when everyone had to work from home, the company tried unsuccessfully to grab market share from competing software.
  • For now, the new version is only available on Windows. An optimized version of the app for Android tablets is currently in beta, and WhatsApp plans to improve the Mac version soon as well, but the latter is still in the early stages of beta testing.
  • WhatsApp promises to be effective Blog Participant limits will increase over time to “help you stay in touch with loved ones or colleagues”.


Chat groups: WhatsApp also revealed new group chat management options earlier this week.

  • Administrators now have more control over the participants in WhatsApp groups, including privacy settings. For example, admins can now control who can join a group and remove unwanted guests.
  • Meanwhile, Meta is also working on new functionality for WhatsApp. Will you work on one the newschoice and tool voice messages It must be converted to text.
  • At the beginning of this month, the chat service also introduced WhatsApp Pay in Brazil. Experts believe that the electronic payment market could generate an exciting new source of revenue for Meta.
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