After a brief period of testing with beta users, WhatsApp began rolling out its new calling interface for iPhone users on Wednesday. The popular messaging app allows users to add more people to an ongoing call, along with other enhancements.
As we covered on 9to5Mac last week, these changes were already available to users who installed the beta version of the WhatsApp app. The new call screen looks a lot like FaceTime which shows everyone who is online. From there, users can invite others to join the connection and even call someone again if they couldn’t accept it.
When can you join group calls? If you temporarily skip participating in a group call and you reopen WhatsApp after a while, if the group call is still in progress, the app may present you with an alert if you want to quickly join the call. , without asking the other participants to add you again.
The WhatsApp version 2.21.140 release notes also mention that archived chats will now stay archived and muted when new messages arrive. The update also shows sticker suggestions when the user writes a message.
Check out the full changelog below:
* You can now leave and join group calls from the calls tab while they are in progress.
* Archived chats will now stay archived and muted when new messages arrive. You can change the experience in Settings> Discussions> Keep discussions archived.
* Sticker suggestions help you find the relevant stickers you uploaded while composing a post.
However, according to WhatsApp, these new features are gradually being made available to users, so not everyone will get them immediately after installing the update. WhatsApp is available for free from the App Store and requires an iPhone with iOS 10 or later.
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