WhatsApp Introduces Call Tab on the Desktop App in the Latest Update

WhatsApp will soon allow users to check call history on desktop.


WhatsApp is the most popular social media messaging app on smartphone but it also has a dedicated app for desktop users. The Meta-owned platform is adding a new feature for its users on Windows. Recently, WhatsApp rolled out a sidebar in the WhatsApp beta for Windows 2.2240.1.0. The sidebar contains various options such as chat list, status updates, and settings. The company is now adding another useful feature on the sidebar called the WhatsApp call tab.

As the name suggests, the WhatsApp call tab will show your call history on the device. The feature has been spotted by a popular WhatsApp tracker named WABetainfo which has a terrific record in spotting WhatsApp’s upcoming features. Let’s check out what’s the new WhatsApp call tab feature.

What is WhatsApp Call Tab?

WhatsApp has rolled out a new update for beta users on Windows, the 2.2246.4.0 update. The latest update rolled out on the Microsoft store adds a call tab in the sidebar of the app. As can be seen in the above screenshot, WhatsApp has added a call icon on the left sidebar that opens a call menu. Currently, it shows only the calls that are being made from that specific device. However, WhatsApp is expected to add call history sync in an upcoming update. Because of this, calls made from your smartphone will be synced to the Web version.

A few WhatsApp beta testers have received the Windows 2.2246.4.0 update while others are expected to receive this feature soon.

WhatsApp rolled out the calling feature on the desktop version back in March 2021 that lets everyone make voice and video calls on the big screen.

It seems that WhatsApp, apart from smartphones, is now working for new features on the desktop version. Recently, the company was spotted testing a new feature for desktop users that allow them to put up a screen lock on the app. Once this feature is enabled and set, the user will have to enter a password to open the application on the computer.

WhatsApp Latest Features

WhatsApp has been rolling out the latest features for its app on smartphones. Meta founder Mark Zuckerberg announced several features that are being rolled out for WhatsApp users. Recently, it rolled out the Poll feature for Android and iOS users around the world. Besides that, it recently rolled out communities, emoji reactions, the ability to share large files, and the admin’s power to delete messages of others.

WhatsApp video calls now have a capacity of 32 people whereas the group limit has also increased from 256 to 1024. Users can now share large files of up to 2GB on the app. Group admins can remove unwanted or problematic messages from everyone’s chat, regardless of who sent them.