March 24th 2023.
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On Thursday, Mark Zuckerberg unveiled a fresh Windows desktop app for WhatsApp, allowing users to host group calls on their computers with up to 8 people on video and 32 people on audio. WhatsApp has also promised to extend these limits over time. Group video calls have already been on WhatsApp's mobile app. This update is part of a renewed effort by Meta to improve WhatsApp's desktop clients. The statement from WhatsApp says that the new Windows desktop app has a faster loading time and an interface familiar to both WhatsApp and Windows users. Additionally, there is a new WhatsApp beta experience for Android tablets and a new, faster app for Mac desktops that is currently in the early stages of beta. Last month, Whatsapp launched 'Status Reactions', which is said to be the number one feature requested by users and it also announced updates to its iOS app, allowing users to multitask on video calls. Matt Hancock recently labeled the leaked WhatsApp messages as a 'massive betrayal of trust' and experts have highlighted how turning off your WhatsApp blue ticks could help your mental health and improve your dating life.