WhatsApp to launch group voice, video call soon

Over the years, there have been calls to improve some WhatsApp features like the Missed Calls problem where missed call notifications on Whatsapp pop up without your phone ever ringing.

You can now use the popular messaging app to ring up your individual contacts, but the voice and video call options only appear inside one-on-one conversations.

However, it is not clear when WhatsApp will roll out the new features, it is however expected to be soon.

According to WABetaInfo, the latest 2.17.70 beta release contains a lot of references to audio conference calling. "Before it was an internal news, now it's all confirmed".

Back in 2015, Facebook owned WhatsApp rolled out voice calling feature for all its users.

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The latest beta version of WhatsApp reveals that the option to make group voice calls will soon be available in the popular chat app. Among other features, one exciting feature include a tool that will prevent the group creator to be deleted from group by other admin. WABetaInfo says that it found several instance of group voice calls in the app's code, but there's only one mention of group video calls in the codebase. Apart from the group calling feature, WhatsApp in the next beta update may also come with another feature that will let users "notify friends when you change your number". The administrator can now control whether participants can modify the group subject, icon and its description.

"The server finally works and it successfully recalls the message". The company recently announced its new live location feature in a blog post. When the feature comes into use, the users will be able to dodge the pricey worldwide call rates.

WhatsApp will also facilitate instant money transfer via the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) transaction system soon.

The consistent rise in a smartphone's computational power is enabling applications like WhatsApp to delve into other genres of communication. The WhatsApp now has over 1.2 billion users and is available in 50 different languages of the world with 10 Indian languages on that list of 50 languages.

  • Delia Davidson