WhatsApp has introduced a new feature through which users can join ongoing group video calls, directly through group chats. By integrating the joinable calling feature, WhatsApp now allows users to join a video call after it has started without making the call maker hang up the phone and join the excluded member. The tab will be located in the group chat tab.
The feature was first introduced by WhatsApp in July, and now it has been integrated with WhatsApp groups. Furthermore, conference call notifications will now display the group name instead of the participants’ names.
The member no longer needs to call a member to join the chat, the member can join an ongoing call directly from the tab. Ongoing video and audio calls will appear in the chats so that one can easily locate and join them as soon as they open the app.
This feature was introduced to automatically communicate with groups, join ongoing calls within the group at any time, directly, and effortlessly from a one-click chat view. The Facebook-owned company said the features were introduced to make connections more automated. One can join the running groups at any time or directly from the chat view with a single click.
There will be a separate group chat with the Join button, and they can tap on it to get into the call. Only a group member can join the call. The calls will come with a distinct ringtone to make them feel “as light as sending and receiving a message”.
Several new WhatsApp features have been introduced in the past few weeks which attract new users and ensure privacy for existing users on the platform. There will be end-to-end encryption of backups stored in iCloud and Google Drive for Android and iOS users.