WhatsApp has long since ceased to be a simple messaging application on our smartphone. The tool can now be used to make video calls, we can use it from the PC without having to resort to the cell phone, it allows file transfers and a long etcetera. In Meta (Facebook) it seems that this is not going to be the last thing, but they want to continue enhancing it with more functions to steal the market from Zoom, Microsoft Teams or Google Meet.
Thanks to WABetaInfo we have learned that the next beta, which is 220.127.116.11, will include an option to schedule calls. In this way, users could schedule calls by placing the time, date, if it will be a video call, voice call or more functions of this type, in the style of Zoom, Meet or Microsoft Teams.
At the moment, this option is included only and exclusively in groups, as seen in the beta. However, everything suggests that the idea is that it will be available to all users as its implementation progresses (something that usually happens not only in WhatsApp, but in any tool).
WhatsApp is showing that it wants to go after the market of apps like Meet, Zoom or Teams not only because of this update. Just a few days ago we learned that Meta introduced a screen sharing option, a very useful feature in meetings held every day.
The number of participants for a meeting in the Windows application was also increased not long ago. It now allows a total of 32 simultaneous users, a figure that may be far from that of the competition, but is already a statement of intent (the vast majority of meetings can nowadays be held with that number).
The question, then, is simple: what’s next for WhatsApp?
Some of the links added in the article are part of affiliate campaigns and may represent benefits for Softonic.