Saturday, 18 November, 2017

WhatsApp Beta testing group voice and video calls, Official update soon

Lucas Bell | 30 October, 2017, 01:40

According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp might roll out the group calling feature in its next beta update. WABetaInfo tweeted that the 2.17.70 iOS update has very hidden references to group calls.

Facebook Messenger already allows group calls already, but the same functionality could prove much more popular on WhatsApp, as the quality of calls made through it tends to be much better. The report added that "There are a lot of hidden references about group voice calls, but there is only one reference to group video calls".

But the quoted image should confirm both?

GROUP VOICE CALLS will be one of the next features! While there are many references in the code which suggest that the voice calling for groups, is nearly a confirmed feature now. The admin will be able to add and remove multiple participants in a single go. This is not the first time that we have been hearing about WhatsApp testing group calling feature. However, with an increased focus on video these days, a group calling feature will surely be a hit.

WhatsApp says its new feature is "a simple and secure way to let people know where you are". As of yet, there's no news on the Android version.

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Although this is an interesting development, the company won't roll out the feature until they test it extensively and that would certainly take up some time.

WhatsApp has recently added the live location sharing feature on their platform, which will enable users to share their real-time location updates with their chosen contacts or groups.

Keeping user privacy intact, WhatsApp stated that like all of its other messaging functions, location sharing will be end-to-end encrypted. More importantly, there will also be a feature which would prevent the group creator from being deleted by other members.

The latest beta version update has a slew of new features, which include a smaller app size and auto-notification in case of change of number.

Furthermore revealing details about WhatsApp's upcoming group calling feature WaBetaInfo notes, "WhatsApp 2.17.70 sends a request to the server to ask if the user you are calling is in another group call!"

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