WhatsApp testing group calling and recall messages feature, roll out expected soon

Marlene Weaver
October 30, 2017

According to Independent.co.uk (via WABetaInfo), WhatsApp is planning to bring voice and video calls to group chats. The Beta app for Android also suggests that the administrators will get more new features for "groups", such as the ability to select whether users can modify details in the group.

The feature would allow WhatsApp users to add multiple people to a single VOIP phone call. There are a lot of hidden references about group voice calls, but there is only one reference to group video calls.

Furthermore, additional people can not be added to an ongoing call.

The app's new feature could prove useful for group chats (and the quality of calls is better on WhatsApp than Facebook anyway) but will require everyone in the group to be available to chat. Apple iOS 11 users are facing a ton of problems with the WhatsApp, latest being the delay in pushing the notification on the home screen.

There was no exact date as to when the feature would roll out but WhatsApp beta's Twitter account confirmed that the feature is being tested.

On the freaked out side, you can no longer throw in excuses of being stuck in traffic for the late comers or working late for the ones who would rather pass by a bar for two.

And now, the site says it has confirmed the upcoming feature in WhatsApp's 2.17.70 beta release.

WaBetaInfo noted that WhatsApp 2.17.70 sends a request to the server to ask if the user you are calling is in another group call, and the references they found are very strong (but they aren't visible for you at present), and they have allowed them to understand what WhatsApp is going to add in the application in its next update. WhatsApp is also speculated to be testing Unsend and Delete for Everyone features across its platform. This feature will work everyone a contact changes its contact number.

Location-sharing is already a common feature on other social apps, including Snapchat's Snap Map and Facebook Messenger.

With this new feature, users will be able to make conference calls- both in voice as well as video mode and can instantly connect with their friends, family members, and office colleagues.

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