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WhatsApp to compete Zoom with its new eight-person video call capability

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With a dedicated Windows client, WhatsApp is stepping outside of its role as a simple messaging software to take on the industry leader in video conferencing, Zoom.

Mark Zuckerberg unveiled on Thursday a brand-new Windows desktop client for WhatsApp that enables users to organise group calls on their PCs.

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User-hosted audio and video calls can now have up to 32 participants each.
Despite the fact that this is well below Zoom’s 100-person capability, WhatsApp has vowed to gradually raise these caps.

Group video calls have already been on WhatsApp’s mobile app for a while now. This update is part of a renewed effort by Meta to improve WhatsApp’s desktop clients

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    ‘The new Windows desktop app loads faster and is built with an interface familiar to WhatsApp and Windows users,’ said WhatsApp in a statement.

    The Meta-owned messaging service has also introduced a new WhatsApp beta experience for Android tablets and a new, faster app for Mac desktops that is currently in the early stages of beta.

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    Last month, Whatsapp launched ‘the number one feature’ requested by users with ‘Status Reactions’. It also announced updates to its iOS app, letting users multitask on video calls.


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