New Delhi: WhatsApp is always updated adding new in-app features to make chatting safer and more secure. The Meta-owned instant messaging service will now include a link to join a WhatsApp group call. It would be similar to how we would join a Zoom, Webex, or Google Meet call or group call. Users can currently join the call without using the link. The link will be able to provide a preview and users can set a reminder for it.
WhatsApp will allow you to forward the call link to contacts as well as non-contacts.
“You will be able to create a call link immediately in your contact list and share it with anyone, even without contacts,” observed WABetaInfo, a WhatsApp tracker. You or someone else must have WhatsApp installed in order to join the call or group call.
WhatsApp is working on this feature, which will be available soon. It is currently being tested on the Android platform and will be the first to do so. Similar functionality may be added to iOS and desktop in the future.
“This feature is different from the old Messenger Rooms shortcut: anyone can join a Messenger Room, even without a Facebook account: when you create a WhatsApp call link, the call is hosted on WhatsApp, so it’s secure by end-to-end encryption, and a WhatsApp account is required to register,” he added.
Apart from this upcoming new feature, WhatsApp is also working on integrating search into the contact information page. It will be available for Android and iOS users. Also, it introduces additional reply features for desktop users. In an upcoming release, desktop users will be able to see who in the group has replied to incoming and outgoing messages and how.