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WhatsApp launches joinable calls feature, lets users view and join ongoing group video and voice calls

Highlights

  • WhatsApp joinable calls feature is now available
  • It makes it convenient to join WhatsApp group calls
  • The featuring is being rolled out from today

WhatsApp joinable calls feature has been introduced in India. The new feature makes it easy to join a group video call even after it has begun. Previously, if users missed a group call notification, they could not join in an ongoing call on their own. It required one of the members on the call to add the new member who missed it or create a new voice/video group call.

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The new feature allows users to view missed and ongoing group calls. The joinable calls feature promises the same level of privacy and end-to-end encryption that the company offers for its messaging and regular voice/video calls.

WhatsApp joinable calls: how to join ongoing group video/voice calls?

WhatsApp joinable calls

WhatsApp has introduced joinable calls feature

The joinable feature will be rolling to users on Android and iOS platforms starting from today. On the updated app, the “Calls” tab will show the list of ongoing group videos or calls (as shown in the image). Users can simply tap on the call to join it. In addition, a member can easily drop off or re-join a group call as long as it is still underway.

There is a call info screen, which will allow users to see more details of the ongoing group calls. Apart from listing the members present in the call, it also shows the people who have been invited, but not joined the call yet. One can simply hit “Ignore” and join the call later through the Calls tab.

Last week, the company was beta testing the joinable calls feature on iOS and Android, and now it is being rolled out to all users. According to WhatsApp, Joinable calls reduce the burden of answering a group call as it starts and brings the spontaneity and ease of in-person conversations to a group calling on WhatsApp.

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