WhatsApp introduces new feature of voice to video call switch button

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 10 January 2018, 08:04 AM
WhatsApp introduces new feature of video call switch button (Source: PTI)
WhatsApp introduces new feature of video call switch button (Source: PTI)

Facebook-owned instant messaging platform WhatsApp, on Tuesday, added a new update to its list of features.

The new feature, launched as a beta update, introduces a new video call switch feature. The update allows users switch from voice call to video call with one tap.

Earlier, the user had to cut a voice call to make a video call. With this new update, the user gets an option to request the other person to make a video call in between the voice call. The video call icon is inserted while the voice call is going on.

One tap on the icon will drop a request message to the other user, letting easy swap from voice to video call. As per the report on WABetaInfo, the feature currently works with Android 6.0 and above Operating Systems.

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Last year, WhatsApp launched some new features like Facebook stickers, a new layout for GIFs option, and an option to manage groups by removing members from the group. An additional option to reply privately to a member of a group was also rolled out in previous beta updates.

A major update of ‘Delete for Everyone’ was also rolled out at the end of the year. It had heard the suggestions of its users and introduced this new feature which allowed a user to delete messages that have been sent by mistake. The feature is applicable to individual chats as well as groups.

Files like messages, images, videos, GIFs etc can be deleted by this feature.

Recently, WhatsApp Business was also launched by the app which lets users to communicate with businesses they care about.

First Published: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 07:51 AM
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