Soon! WhatsApp To Support Group Calls, Hints In Latest Beta Update
Oct 24 2017
On assurances of developers, if this feature is enabled, the user will see the position of his interlocutor in the chat directly on the map. However, according to the code, there is a reference to the same feature for groups, but for video calling as well.
Though many popular applications offer services like conference video and voice calls much before WhatsApp, the sheer size of the user-base makes the feature an instant hit. Apparently, it has been partially confirmed, that there will be group video calls in the upcoming or later update. At the moment, you can use the app to ring contacts individually but voice and video call options are only available in one-on-one conversations. The feature was spotted in the latest beta version of the messaging app by WABetaInfo. WhatsApp is also testing new administrator features for groups where the administrator can set who can change the group's name, icon, or description.
Facebook owned messaging platform WhatsApp after launching the live location tracking feature last week, now the company is launching group video calls for its users.
It further said that there are a lot of hidden references about group voice calls, but there is only one reference about group video calls. Earlier, WABetaInfo said "The 2.17.70 iOS update has very hidden references to group calls!"
"Recall" or "unsend" message feature have been in many social apps like WeChat and Viber.
"WhatsApp 2.17.70 sends a request to the server to ask if the user you are calling is in another group call!" There is also an option to prevent the creator of the group to be deleted from the group by other co-administrators.
An exact launch date has not been specified, but some smartphone users with the latest version of WhatsApp will already be able to see the feature on their handsets. This feature will work every time you are change your phone number. Since this update comes in form of APK, WhatsApp users are required to manually downloading and install it themselves. Also, the admins will be able to control the access needed to modify the subject of the group.