The group call feature on WhatsApp has an upgrade. WhatsApp users must have noticed a few changes when using group calls on the popular messaging app. Not only does WhatsApp group calls have a completely new look, but it also has updated the functionality.
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg made the announcement about the new feature in the WhatsApp messenger and wrote, “Launching joinable calls on WhatsApp today. Now if you’re added to a group call or if you miss one, you can join in anytime.”
Group video call history will appear in the CALLS tab. Tap the call history to view the individual participants from the call. You will be able to join missed calls if they’re still ongoing.
You can also drop off and re-join so long as the call is still ongoing. However, users need to keep in mind that only eight participants can be active on a call at one time.
How to Join a missed group video call on Whatsapp:
Here is How you can join a Missed Group Call:
- Open WhatsApp, then tap the CALLS tab.
- If the call is ongoing, tap the call you’d like to join. This will open the call info screen.
- From the call menu, tap Join.
In a blog post, Whatsapp said that this new update in group calls will reduce the burden of answering a group call as soon as it starts and will help bring the spontaneity and ease of in-person conversations to the group calling on WhatsApp.
The messaging company also said “We’ve also created a call info screen so you can see who is already on the call, and who has been invited but not yet joined. And, if you hit ‘ignore’ you can join later from the calls tab in WhatsApp.“
Joinable calls have rolled out from earlier this week and we hope people can start to make the most of the new experience.