New Delhi: Meta founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has launched a new WhatsApp app for Mac users with a group calling feature that will connect up to 8 people in a video call and 32 people in an audio chat.
The company introduced a similar experience to Windows desktop users earlier this year. According to the company, the app has been redesigned to be familiar to Mac users, helping users get things done faster when using WhatsApp on the big screen.
They can now share files by dragging and dropping them into the chat and see more chat history. When you use WhatsApp on any device, the same for Mac keeps private messages and calls private across all devices with two-way encryption.
“With the new WhatsApp app for Mac, users can now make group calls from Mac for the first time, connecting with up to 8 people on video calls and up to 32 people on audio calls. They can join a group call after it’s started, see call history and choose to receive incoming call notifications even when the app is closed,” WhatsApp revealed in a blogpost on Tuesday.
Will Be On App Store
The company said the new app is currently available to download from WhatsApp.com and will be available on the App Store soon.
Meanwhile, Zuckerberg announced that users can now create groups on WhatsApp without a name. This feature will roll out globally over the next few weeks.
“You are invited to incorporate his message into your posts,” he posted. Meta said it is useful when “you need to form a group in a hurry or when you do not have a group topic in mind”.
He announced that anonymous groups with up to 6 participants will now be dynamically named based on group members.