Last Updated on 22/11/2021 by Sanskriti
WhatsApp’s joinable calls feature is now available which allows users to join an ongoing group video, and has been incorporated straight into group chats. Users may now join an ongoing group call directly from the group chat page, thanks to the newest update. In July of this year, WhatsApp enabled joinable calls for the first time. By combining it with WhatsApp groups, the instant messaging service has made many enhancements to the function. Group call alerts will now display the name of the group rather than the names of the members, thanks to the newest update.
WhatsApp’s joinable calls functionality has been updated with a few modifications. From the group chat window, a user may now join an ongoing WhatsApp group call. All active group video and audio calls will now be shown in your conversations, which you may join right away when you open the app.
The company says, “We are making it easier to connect spontaneously with your groups. Join ongoing calls with your groups anytime, effortlessly, and directly from the chat view with one click.”
All the members of the group can either join the ongoing call immediately or according to their comfort. Within the group chat, the latter will see a distinct tab with a Join button, which they may click to join the call. According to WhatsApp, instead of the names of the members, the call notice would say the name of the group. It’s worth noting that you can only join a group call if you’re a member of the relevant WhatsApp group. According to WhatsApp, calls will now have a lighter, unique sound, making them seem “as light as sending and receiving a message.”
Over the last week, WhatsApp has been introducing new features to intrigue new users while still ensuring the privacy of existing users. For Android and iOS users, it just began rolling out end-to-end encryption for backups saved on Google Drive and iCloud. The messaging platform is also reportedly upgrading its existing voice messages function with a global voice message player. When users look at recent chats, they will be able to listen to voice messages.