Whatsapp voice calls will get a major overhaul
As 2021 draws to a close, WhatsApp continues to release new updates, including a shortcut for quick responses that is being tested in its commercial beta. The Meta-owned company is also working on a few more features.
WhatsApp is currently testing a new interface for voice calls. The interface would be available on a future beta for both Android and iOS. During this time, WABetaInfo revealed a side-by-side comparison of the two interfaces: the current version as well as the expected version.
Photos suggest the new version would have a more compact feel, with better color tones. It was suggested that the update would be better on group calls. It is currently available in the beta of WhatsApp for iOS and should arrive soon on the beta of Android.
This year, WhatsApp is also making changes that allow users to join calls even after calls have started. Users can simply open the Calls tab where there is an indicator for Tap and join. Users can then join the group call from the group they received the call from. The company has also started to develop a new visual feature for end-to-end encryption. Although all calls and chats on WhatsApp are already end-to-end encrypted, the company went further by adding encryption flags on status updates, chats, and calls. This change is also under development.
The messaging giant is also working on changing the time limit for deleting messages. Last, but not least, a major development is underway. WhatsApp may soon give admins the power to delete all messages from a group chat. It would be a useful feature to prevent harassment and abuse of users. When a chat has been deleted, WhatsApp would report that “This has been deleted by an administrator”And display who deleted the message. It will likely arrive in beta testing in early 2022.