In San Francisco – WhatsApp Call Links are now available, according to Mark Zuckerberg’s announcement.
In essence, the function enables you to share a link to initiate a call. But I’m not sure how WhatsApp intends to guard against users who might receive these links fraudulently during video talks.
This week, WhatsApp will begin rolling out call links, enabling users to share a link to initiate a call with a single touch. Additionally, we’re testing up to 32-person secure encrypted video calling. Soon, there will be more, wrote Zuckerberg.
What will whatsapp call links support?
Beginning this week, Call Links will support both audio and video calls, making it a viable substitute for Google Meet or Zoom sessions. Because WhatsApp is often used in Malaysia, it is even more practical for us.
Only those who already have WhatsApp installed can use the feature. However, it will be made available to both Android and iOS users, so if you aren’t seeing the functionality right now, it should start to show up in a few days.
Call Links appear practical and simple to use, but there is still fear that they could be forwarded to anyone, making them less secure. For instance, if you established a Call Link and shared it with a few people, those recipients may pass the links on to others, and so on.
Mark Zuckerberg responded by stating that WhatsApp had just begun “testing secure encrypted video calling for up to 32 people.” WhatsApp should focus on making calls safer first, right?