WhatsApp group voice calling being tested with its latest Android beta App
WhatsApp group voice calling: You can now initiate a group voice call with all members of WhatsApp Group using latest Android beta App
WhatsApp has been a nerve center for millions of its users with its free encrypted chat and free voice/video calling features. However, what it was sorely missing was a WhatsApp Group Voice Calling feature which could let all the members of a WhatsApp group talk to each other at any given time. Time and again, WhatsApp users have demanded WhatsApp Group Voice Calling feature because believe it or not, every WhatsApp user is reported to be a member of at least 3 to 5 groups.
It seems, WhatsApp has given an ear to the WhatsApp users demand and is introducing WhatsApp Group Voice Calling feature soon. According to a report on WhatsApp App testing website, WaBetaInfo, the new WhatsApp version 2.17.70 beta WhatsApp has the WhatsApp Group Voice Calling feature.
“There are a lot of hidden references about group voice calls, but there is only one reference about group video calls. So group video calls are partially confirmed at the moment,” WaBetaInfo tweeted on Sunday.
If we believe WaBetaInfo, than the next version of WhatsApp (V 2.17.70) will have WhatsApp Group Voice Calling feature. In case we are lucky we might even get WhatsApp Group Video Calling feature in the beta version as well.
It wouldn’t have been difficult for WhatsApp engineers to introduce the WhatsApp Group Voice Calling feature as Facebook already has a similar feature on Messenger.
“WhatsApp 2.17.70 sends a request to the server to ask if the user you are calling is in another group call!” WaBetaInfo tweeted.
“Note that these references we found are very strong (but they aren’t visible for you at present) and they have allowed us to understand what WhatsApp is going to add in the application, as we did for WhatsApp for iPad,” it added.
The newest beta version of WhatsApp for Android has several updates, including a smaller app size and a feature that would notify your friends when you change your number.
According to technology website Teknepolis, one major update is that when you change your phone number in WhatsApp, your contacts would receive notification of the update.
The feature would work every time you change your phone number.
WhatsApp has also announced advanced features for improved group management, including a tool that will prevent the group creator to be deleted from the group by other administrators.
The administrators on WhatsApp groups will also be able to choose if other participants can modify the subject of the group, its icon, and its description.
Reports said recently that WhatsApp’s much anticipated “unsend” feature will be soon rolled out to all users.
According to WABetaInfo, the messaging app is finally testing the “Delete for Everyone” feature.
“The server finally works and it successfully recalls the message. It will be remotely enabled later and seen that WhatsApp ‘enabled’ their servers for the Delete for Everyone feature, it may really be enabled soon,” said WABetaInfo in a tweet recently.
With this feature, the users will be able to recall or unsend texts, images, videos, GIFs, documents, quoted messages and even status replies within a five-minute window.
WhatsApp will also facilitate instant money transfer via the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) transaction system soon.
With over 1.2 billion monthly active users, WhatsApp is available in more than 50 different languages around the world and in 10 Indian languages.
You can download the latest version of WhatsApp version 2.17.70 beta from APK Mirror but we are not sure it has the WhatsApp Group Voice Calling feature.