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You can now join on-going video and audio calls on Whatsapp

By Kajoli Anand Puri | Published on 22 Oct 2021
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Whatsapp is updating its native calling features to let users join ongoing calls.

  • This feature will be available for group calls.

  • whatsApp has not confirmed when it will be rolled out.

You can now join on-going video and audio calls on Whatsapp
You can now join on-going Video and Audio calls on Whatsapp

Earlier this year, Whatsapp updated its functionality for its native calling support, by allowing users to add new people to ongoing calls. As a result, people did not have to disconnect a call and initiate a new one so that all members of the conversation could be present. Now, Whatsapp is bringing the same functionality to group calls, for both audio and video calls. 

You can now join on-going Video and Audio calls on Whatsapp

What is the new Whatsapp call feature?

When you initiate a call on a Whatsapp group, members are required to either join immediately, or press the disconnect button if they are too busy. If they happen to miss the chance to join immediately, group members have to disconnect the call and initiate it again so that all parties can be present. WhatsApp’s new functionality will prevent this from happening.

Whatsapp’s new call update will ensure that there is a Join button displayed in the group’s chat room. Those who are not a part of the call can simply press the button and join in whenever they have the time. 

What is the new Whatsapp call feature?

“With group calling growing in popularity, integrating joinable calls gives WhatsApp users a new spontaneous way to connect with their family and friends groups,” WhatsApp said in a statement. The calls will have their own “lighter and distinct” ring tones so that users know what the notifications are regarding. 

Along with this update, Whatsapp is also working on an additional update that will display the name of the group that’s calling, rather than showing every participant of the group on the phone’s screen. Both updates will be available on iOS and Android devices. 

Also Read: WhatsApp finally introduces end-to-end encryption, gives users a chance to protect their chat backups

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