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WhatsApp web voice, video call and other features to look forward to in 2021

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WhatsApp's logo. — File photo

As 2020 ends, despite this being an unfortunate year due to the pandemic, WhatsApp users can look forward to 2021.

The instant messaging app  is expected to roll out new features in the coming year.

Although several changes are on the cards in 2021, these are the three major features that we can expect.

WhatsApp web to get voice, video call

WhatsApp will roll out a voice and video calling feature for the messaging app's desktop version next year, a company spokesperson had informed Reuters.

The move to facilitate calls over large screens would put WhatsApp at par with video-conferencing staples Zoom and Google Meet, but it is unclear if it has ambitions to compete with the two in the enterprise space.

WhatsApp said it has already rolled out the feature to some desktop users on a trial basis in time for the holiday season, a move first reported by tech blog WABetaInfo.

Pasting multiple videos, photos

The beta update for iOS — which is soon expected to be available for all users — enables the users to paste multiple images and videos into WhatsApp.

How to paste images?

  • Select multiple images from the Photos app
  • Now, press “Export” and now “Copy”
  • Open WhatsApp and paste the content in the chat bar

WhatsApp Terms and Privacy Policy

WhatsApp users will be required to agree to its new Terms and Privacy Policy in 2021, and failing to do so may need you to delete your account, according to WABetaInfo.

WhatsApp will reportedly update its terms of service starting February 8, though the date is subject to change.