WhatsApp expected to introduce new group voice, video calling features

A line of code was discovered which suggested that if a user makes a voice call to someone on WhatsApp the app will send a request to the server whether the person is busy or not
Soon! WhatsApp To Support Group Calls, Hints In Latest Beta Update
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24 October, 2017

According to Independent.co.uk (via WABetaInfo), WhatsApp is planning to bring voice and video calls to group chats.

The WaBetaInfo Twitter account has become the go to place to get the lowdown on new WhatsApp features before they are made available in the full version of the app.

If we believe WaBetaInfo, than the next version of WhatsApp (V 2.17.70) will have WhatsApp Group Voice Calling feature.

This is a fast article to inform you about a new internal WhatsApp project to implement in the next updates.

Location-sharing is already a common feature on other social apps, including Snapchat's Snap Map and Facebook Messenger.

The new WhatsApp v2.17.70 will also send a request to the server to ask if one calling the user is on another call or not. According to a report on WhatsApp App testing website, WaBetaInfo, the new WhatsApp version 2.17.70 beta WhatsApp has the WhatsApp Group Voice Calling feature. There is also a choice to keep the group maker to be deleted from the group by other administrators.

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Note that we talk about a feature only when we are 100% sure, also if we haven't a lot of information, as happened with the WhatsApp Business app. The administrator can now control whether participants can modify the group subject, icon and its description.

Earlier this year, it was reported that WhatsApp beta for Windows Phone came with a nifty feature that sends a notification to all the WhatsApp contacts when a user changes his/her number, making the whole process less cumbersome. WhatsApp is now going to introduce this feature.

However, the image in the middle clearly shows WhatsApp's symbols for voice call and video call inside a group chat.

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

It's worth pointing out that you can't access 999, 911, or other emergency service numbers through WhatsApp. 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.


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