Whatsapp New Feature: WhatsApp is rolling out a new update for users in India. After the latest update, WhatsApp users will be able to start group voice calls with 32 people. The update also improves the interface with social audio layout, speaker highlight, and waveform. All visual tweaks will aim to improve the interface for wider appeal. The update further includes an updated design for the voice message bubble and info screen for contact and group. Finally, the update includes improvements such as accessing the preferred media in the gallery.
WhatsApp started approving group voice calls amid the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic to let users interact virtually. It initially allowed four members to join a group call which was later extended to eight. This limit has remained unchanged so far. However, it appears that group video calls are limited to eight participants.
How does Voice call on Whatsapp?
WhatsApp voice calls have many advantages, the most important of which is HD audio quality and free. Of course, users will need internet connectivity to make it work. To start a voice call, users will have to go into contact and press the call icon. On the other hand, to start a group voice call, open the Call tab at the bottom Select the plus sign at the top Start a group call.
Meanwhile, WhatsApp’s parent company Meta recently announced that it will be adding more features like sharing files with sizes of up to 2GB. Currently, the size of each file exchanged between users should not exceed 1 GB. WhatsApp will allow the admin of the chat group to delete the messages at any time. A company spokesperson told PTI that the deleted conversations will not be visible to any member of the group. WhatsApp will also provide an option to create communities under which all groups representing a group of communities such as schools, residential societies, and friends can be organized at different locations.