WhatsApp is a popular messaging platform with more than 2 billion users across the globe. The Meta-owned company keeps bringing new features to improve the app experience for its users. As per the latest report by WaBetaInfo, WhatsApp is rolling out the ability to track call history within its desktop app. For those unaware, WaBetaInfo is an online tracker which traces new and upcoming features of WhatsApp.
According to the report, WhatsApp has released the beta for Windows 2.2246.4.0 update on the Microsoft Store, which brings the ability to manage call history within the desktop app. This means that the feature is currently available for desktop beta users only.
WhatsApp is reportedly working on a new feature for its desktop users
Sharing a screenshot, the report shows a new calls tab that opens up when you use WhatsApp. In the new tab, users can see the list of their call history within WhatsApp’s desktop app. They will also be able to access the call information by opening the card. “Since this app is a beta version, the call history may not immediately be in sync with the one on your mobile device,” the report says. Calls placed from the native desktop app may not show up on your phone, it further adds. The issue is likely to be addressed in a future release.
As mentioned above, the calls tab within the app sidebar has been released to some beta testers after installing the WhatsApp beta for Windows 2.2246.4.0 update from the Microsoft Store. It will likely roll out to more beta testers over the coming days.
In other news, WhatsApp is reportedly working on a new feature for its desktop users. Called the Screen Lock, the feature will ask for a password every time any user opens the application. It will bring an additional layer of security to WhatsApp and protect against unauthorized access when the user is not using their device running WhatsApp. According to the WaBetaInfo report, the feature is currently under development and is expected to be released to some beta testers.