Whatsapp Latest Update: New UI And Joinable Group Calls


Whatsapp is all set to introduce new changes to the calling section of the app. Additionally, a new interface will be available to the iOS beta users. Moreover, it is also testing the ability of the app users to join a group call in between the conversation.

Previously, one could not join the call if they had missed the call due to some reason. An active participant had to call again to join the call. However, now Whatsapp is looking forward to making it easier for the users. The latest beta version of the app will enable the users to join the group call in the middle of the conversation.

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According to the report by WABetaInfo, the users will get an alert on the app if they wish to join the missed group call if the call is still going. The active participants would not have to add the user again.

Once the user opens the call section on the app, they will see a “Tap to join” label.

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Moreover, the report also said that now the users will also have an easy time calling someone. The users will find a new “Ring” button on the Whatsapp interface, making it easier for them to make calls.

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These features are currently available to only iOS users. However, the app will be making the new interface available to Android users as well in the coming time.

These new features can prove to be a game-changer for the users. Most of them face the problem of joining a group call if they missed it in the first case.

Additionally, the new interface is similar to Facetime in many ways. The new features will make it easy for users to look for the different options on the app.

New Whatsapp Features Available On The Latest iOS Beta

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Source: BusinessInsider

Both the features mentioned are updated on the latest iOS beta v2.21.140.11. The users can go and update their apps to the latest version to check out these features.

Since the introduction of new features is in its rolling phase, some users may not see the new features even after updating.

The instant messaging app keeps introducing new features as it continues to be in the limelight due to its privacy issues. Recently the app also introduced the disappearing photos feature for beta users. Additionally, this feature is only available to the users of Android.

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