WhatsApp is working on a bunch of exciting updates to improve our voice and video chat experience on the beloved messaging app by bringing a new UI change for group calls and allowing calls to be made via WhatsApp Web.
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A new group call UI
WhatsApp is working on polishing the calling UI, not only for individual calls, but also for group calls.
This is according to trusty WhatsApp tipster WABetaInfo who has reported that the group call UI could see a major overhaul, based on the new upgrades spotted on the Android betas of the app.
The UI shows participants in rectangular boxes with rounded corners as opposed to the sharp corners we see in the current iteration of the app. It retains the segmented look of the buttons at the bottom. Additionally, the speakers now receive a waveform, adding character to the otherwise boring party call screen.
As always, this is tested among a select group of beta testers. Hopefully we will see this update soon in the stable version of the app.
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Call on WhatsApp Web
WhatsApp is also allowing more WhatsApp Web Beta users to make calls – a feature that was otherwise only available to the smartphone app as well as the Windows/Mac app.
— Mukul Sharma (@stufflistings) February 12, 2022
The recent discovery was made by popular tipster Mukul Sharma who goes by @stufflistings on Twitter. He shared two screenshots – one showing the WhatsApp loading screen highlighting the calling feature and the second screenshot of the expected calling UI.
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The feature has been in beta testing for a while now, however, it looks like it’s rolling out to more users this time around. Unfortunately, we weren’t so lucky because at the time of this writing, my WhatsApp Web beta did not receive this feature.
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