Dolby promises better call quality with Dolby Voice for PCs

  • January 11, 2021
Dolby is looking to help your audio and video calls sound as clear as possible by optimizing microphone and speaker performance. It has announced a tool called Dolby Voice for PCs, which it says removes unwanted background noise and echoes, while aut…

WhatsApp set an all-time record for calls on New Year’s Eve

  • January 3, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic forced many to have virtual New Year’s Eve get-togethers, and that’s very clearly reflected in WhatsApp’s numbers. Facebook’s chat app set a record as 2020 came to a close, with 1.4 billion video and voice calls placed on New Ye…

Zoom will officially support Apple’s M1 Macs on December 21st

  • December 20, 2020
If you’re using Zoom on your M1 Mac for virtual holiday get-togethers, you’ll be happy to hear that an upgrade is arriving in a timely fashion. 9to5Mac has learned that Zoom is rolling out a December 21st update that lets the video calling app native…

Nikon will let you use its cameras as high-end webcams

  • November 4, 2020
Nikon has at last released software that turns your fancy DSLR or mirrorless camera into a high-end webcam. Other major camera makers have rolled out similar tools in the last several months, as video calls became much more prevalent amid stay-at-hom…

Zoom starts rolling out end-to-end encryption

  • October 26, 2020
Zoom is now rolling out end-to-end encryption (E2EE) for both free and paid users, so your video chats and meetings should be much more secure. You can activate E2EE on Zoom’s latest desktop client, Android app and Zoom Rooms starting today. It’ll be…

Google Meet comes to TVs thanks to Chromecast

  • August 18, 2020
After taking countless video calls throughout the coronavirus pandemic, you’re probably at the point where you want to mix things up a bit. Now you can with Google Meet. Google has started rolling out an update for Meet that allows the software to ca…

Telegram’s one-on-one video calls are live on Android and iOS

  • August 15, 2020
Video calling has finally arrived on Telegram. The secure messaging app promised group video calls earlier this year at the beginning of coronavirus-related lockdowns, which made applications like Zoom and Google Meet more popular than ever. It has y…

Facebook creates Workplace Rooms for professional video calls

  • May 21, 2020
Last week, Facebook launched Messenger Rooms, a video chat service and potential Zoom competitor. Now, Facebook is bringing video chat to Workplace, its Slack alternative. Today, the company introduced Workplace Rooms, a “virtual meeting space,” wher…