WhatsApp on Wednesday, announced a new Windows client with improved performance and calling features.
The new version also includes multi-device sync, allowing you to use WhatsApp even when your phone is turned off.
Mark Zuckerberg announced the new Windows app on his Instagram channel, stating that it supports end-to-end encrypted group calling.
WhatsApp for Windows has been updated to support video calls with up to 8 people and audio calls with up to 32 people.
The mobile app also supports group calls with similar restrictions. In the future, the company plans to increase the number of people who can participate in a group calls. This makes it easier to hold a group call on your desktop.
Since the announcement of multi-device linking — the ability to use one account across multiple devices — WhatsApp has been focusing on improving the big-screen experience.
In June, the company released a public beta of a new Mac client with improved performance for Apple Silicone-based systems. The messaging service, which is owned by Meta, is also testing a new version optimised for Android tablets.
WhatsApp also announced two new group-related features earlier this week. The first will allow admins to search through all group membership requests in the “Pending Participants” section.
The second allows you to see shared groups in search results when you search for a name. Previously, you had to go to a contact’s profile to view common groups.