Do you use the WhatsApp messaging app on your smartphone to video chat with your loved ones? You can now do this from your computer for more convenience! Here's how to take advantage of this new feature.

If you had already installed WhatsApp on your computer, you know that only the exchange of written messages was possible. To see the faces or hear the voices of your loved ones, you had to use the app on your smartphone. This is no longer the case! On March 4, 2021, WhatsApp announced a long-awaited new feature: on Mac or PC, you can now chat with family or friends by video (with a webcam) or audio. More comfortable than a small phone screen ... Here's how to take advantage of it on your next calls.

• Install WhatsApp on your computer

When you launch the application on your computer, it asks you to open your WhatsApp account on your phone as well. Go to the settings to select the WhatsApp Web / Desktop menu (under " Important messages ") then the Scan QR code menu Position your phone in front of the QR Code, it is displayed on your computer which will recognize your WhatsApp account. All your conversations are displayed as if by magic! You will only be able to install the app on one additional device (but you can change your mind later).

To make a free video call, simply proceed as on your smartphone. Your computer asks you to allow access to your camera and microphone. Press the camera icon, it rings ... And the face of your loved one appears on the screen! The only constraint for now: video or audio calls can only be individual. To chat in a group , you will still have to wait or use your phone.