Meta-owned free messaging and video calling app, WhatsApp is reportedly adding new features to offer its users an enhanced experience.
According to a report published by WaBetaInfo, WhatsApp is planning to roll out the ability to trace call history within its desktop app.
For those unversed, WaBetaInfo is a well-known online tracker that tracks upcoming as well as new features of WhatsApp.
The report cites that WhatsApp has issued the beta for Windows 2.2246.4.0 update on the Microsoft Store, which provides the feature of managing call history within the desktop app. This implies that the feature is presently available for desktop beta users only.
According to sources, a new calls tab will open up while using WhatsApp, wherein in a new tab the users can see their call history within the desktop app of WhatsApp. The information can also be accessed by opening the call card.
Although the app is in beta version, the call history may not be synced immediately with the one on the mobile device, says the report, further adding that the call placed through the native desktop app may also not show up on the phone.
Apparently, this issue is expected to be addressed in the upcoming release.
As previously mentioned, some beta testers have received the calls tab in the app sidebar after installing the WhatsApp beta for Windows 2.2246.4.0 update from the Microsoft Store. Apparently, it is slated to be unveiled to more beta testers in the coming days.
It has also been reported that WhatsApp is working on a new feature for its desktop users, known as Screen Lock. With this feature, the app will ask for a password to open every time. Notably, this will offer an added layer of security to WhatsApp and ensure no unauthorized access when the user is not using the device running WhatsApp.
As per the WaBetaInfo report, the feature is in its development process and is anticipated to be released for some beta testers in the coming future.
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