WhatsApp takes on Zoom with eight-person video calling in new Windows app

WhatsApp can be soon Zoom’s next rival as it is currently rolling out a revamped Windows client that adds eight-person video calling. In addition, the desktop app now allows users to make audio calls with up to 32 people at a time.

If any of these sound familiar, that’s because these features were on Android and iOS for quite some time now. This is part of Meta’s renewed effort to improving WhatsApp’s desktop clients (opens in new tab) so it will be more similar to the mobile app. In the same vein, the UI has also been redesigned to make it more like the smartphone app and several changes have been made under the hood to improve interfacing with multiple devices. Devices can now connect to WhatsApp on Windows faster than before, while also unlocking new tools such as link previews and stickers.