WhatsApp recently released a new iOS beta update with some important changes to the voice and video calling sector. The messaging giant has added a new UI for WhatsApp calling to make it easier for users to find calling options. We have also added a new feature that allows you to join a group call even after the group call has started.
The new features first discovered by WABetaInfo are published in the latest WhatsApp beta (v126.96.36.199) for iOS. Therefore, if you are running this build on your iOS device, you will need a new WhatsApp call UI and a new joinable group call feature.
New WhatsApp Call UI
From the new call UI, WhatsApp has redesigned the call screen interface. As a result, users will see a redesigned WhatsApp call page similar to Apple’s existing FaceTime UI on iOS 14.
The new UI places all call options such as mute microphones, speakers, and other buttons in the expandable pull-up tab at the bottom of the screen. Users can swipe up on it to expand the platter and view the participant list.
In addition, there is a “ring” button that appears next to each participant’s caller ID, which rings when you don’t answer or disconnect from the call for the first time.
Group call options that can be joined
Another great feature that WhatsApp has added in the latest iOS beta is that you can join even after a group call has already started. So if one of the users is part of a group and someone in the group initiates a voice or video call, it doesn’t matter if they can’t join the call first.
With this update, WhatsApp will change if a group call is in session when the user comes online. Show a new “Tap to Join” banner on the Calls tab.. As a result, users can simply tap the banner to join an ongoing group of voice or video calls without asking other participants or members to add them to the call.
In addition, the user[通話]If you miss the tab banner, go to the group chat window where the call started and a new one[通話に参加]You can tap the option.
Currently, the new calling UI and available group calling features are only available in the beta version of WhatsApp for iOS. Nevertheless, WABetaInfo The company reports that it will soon deploy these features to Android beta users. However, there is no information about when the messaging giant will publish the changes.