WhatsApp Call Switching Feature

WhatsApp seems to be on a spree. The instant messaging app has rolled out several features in the last couple of days. Starting from Delete for Everyone to text status status to a lot more. Well, it seems, WhatsApp isn’t done with it and is planning to introduce a few more nifty features for its users. It is reportedly planning to bring a payment option to the platform and also introduce WhatsApp for business app.

WhatsApp is already testing these features. Going by a new report, WhatsApp is planning to announce another feature which will let you switch between voice and video calls without actually rejecting the call. The instant messaging application has reportedly started testing the feature already.

Currently, to change from voice to video calls you’ll need to cut the call and then redial. But, with the new feature coming in this may not be the case any longer. The Facebook-owned messaging app aka WhatsApp will soon allow you to directly switch from voice to video and video to voice just by clicking on a button.

WhatsApp works pretty decent when it comes to making voice or video calls. And with the new direct switch between calls feature coming in, things will just get better. This report of WhatsApp working on the switch between calls option comes from WABetaInfo.

It seems WhatsApp will bring a dedicated button for switching calls. “WhatsApp is developing a new button that will allow users to quickly switch from voice to video call without stopping the voice call in progress,” the report noted.

As of now there are no words on when will the feature be available for everyone – chances are it will soon because WhatsApp is reportedly already working on the feature. WABetaInfo — a website that checks Beta versions of development claims to have spotted the feature in the WhatsApp beta for Android 2.17.163 version.

So, how will this new feature work? Well, there are no official words on it as of yet. But then, going by the reports, for instance, if you are on a voice call with a friend and wish to change it to video call, you’ll just need to click on the dedicated “switch calls” button. However, it is up to the recipient of the call whether to accept the call – and if not, he/she can simply reject the call.

Chances are, on rejecting the call Рthe video call Рwhich you were trying to make will switch back to the initial voice call. It is noteworthy that there are no official words on the coming on this new feature as of yet. Apart from switching between calls feature, WABetaInfo claims that the instant messaging application is also working on another feature with which you will be able to mute a video.

“WhatsApp is also testing a feature that will allow to directly mute a video,” the report added. Some reports surfacing the web lately revealed that WhatsApp is planning to introduce an application for the iPad users which the messaging app may call it as WhatsApp for iPad. This app was reportedly spotted on the latest WhatsApp desktop app last week



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