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WhatsApp adds one-to-one voice and video calling to its desktop app

The Facebook-owned messaging and VoIP service said that over the last year, they saw a meaningful uptick in people calling one another on WhatsApp. On New Year’s Eve, for example, the service set a new personal best for the most calls made in a single day with 1.4 billion voice and video calls.

WhatsApp made sure to optimize its new features specifically for the desktop, ensuring they work in both landscape and portrait mode. What’s more, calls appear in a resizable standalone window that is set to always be on top so they don’t get lost in a browser tab or behind other windows.

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