Group voice calls in latest WhatsApp update


San Francisco, Oct 22: Giving more power to its users, popular instant messenger WhatsApp has confirmed group voice calls in its latest beta version of Android.

According to WaBetaInfo report, a popular website that tests new WhatsApp features early, the 2.17.70 beta WhatsApp update has confirmed group calls.

“The 2.17.70 iOS update has very hidden references to group calls! Before it was an internal news, now it’s all confirmed.

“There are a lot of hidden references about group voice calls, but there is only one reference about group video calls. So group video calls are partially confirmed at the moment,” WaBetaInfo said in a tweet on Sunday.

Earlier it was in news that the Facebook-owned messaging app was working on a group voice calls feature  and could release in upcoming year.

However, Facebook already has a similar feature on Messenger.

“WhatsApp 2.17.70 sends a request to the server to ask if the user you are calling is in another group call!” WaBetaInfo tweeted.

“Note that these references we found are very strong (but they aren’t visible for you at present) and they have allowed us to understand what WhatsApp is going to add in the application, as we did for WhatsApp for iPad,” it further asserted.

The newest beta version of WhatsApp for Android has several updates, including a smaller app size and a feature that would notify your contacts when you change your number.

WhatsApp has also announced advanced features for improved group management, including a tool that will prevent the group creator to be deleted from the group by other administrators.

The WhatsApp groups admin will also be able to choose if other participants can modify the subject of the group, its icon and its description.

As per the recent reports, WhatsApp’s much expected  “unsend” feature will be soon rolled out to all users.

According to WABetaInfo, the messaging app is finally testing the “Delete for Everyone” feature.

“The server finally works and it successfully recalls the message. It will be remotely enabled later and seen that WhatsApp ‘enabled’ their servers for the Delete for Everyone feature, it may really be enabled soon,” WABetaInfo tweeted.

Wefornews Bureau 

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