WhatsApp beta now lets users switch between voice calls and video calls

12 January, 2018, 13:47 | Author: Larry Hoffman
  • WhatsApp introduces new feature of video call switch button

But, with the latest beta update, Android users no longer need to disconnect the ongoing call. The new update which is now rolling out to the beta testers adds a button to swap to video while in an audio call.

Currently, if you want to switch between calls, first you need to cut the call (either voice or video), go back to the chat, and then only you can make the call (either voice or video). If you are on a voice call with your friend and suddenly you want to switch to video call. It's hardly a revolutionary change but it helps make the whole WhatsApp calling experience a little more seamless.

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Since WhatsApp and Instagram come under Facebook's umbrella, the apps are now communicating in new ways. Once added, the feature will save users' time by allowing them to seamlessly switching between video and voice calls. When clicked, the user on the other end of the call will receive a voice call request. If the user rejects the request of the video call during a voice call, the voice call will continue. And, the button will switch your voice call to video call or vice versa. The feature is now available for WhatsApp beta for Android and we can definitely expect the feature to debut soon for all Android users around the world.

After all, there are times when a voice call may be initiated between two strangers or people who are talking for the first time for a objective. We are not sure if the iOS users will get upgraded to the feature anytime soon or not.

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