WhatsApp quietly slides voice to video call swapping into its app

12 January, 2018, 13:44 | Author: Lynette Payne
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There was a mention of group calls in one of the WhatsApp beta updates for Android, further hinting at the possibility.

WhatsApp beta update with version 2.18.4 for Android now lets users quickly switch between voice and video calls.

This means that in the beta update, you will not be able to switch between voice and video calls, so you will have to choose between these two options. On clicking the convert (video to voice or vice versa) button during the call, WhatsApp will send a request to the recipient asking if he/she wants to switch the current voice call to video call. This new feature is now available on Android devices with Android 6.0 and above.

You can download the updated app from the link given below. But, WhatsApp quick switch feature isn't yet available for the group calls. You can use these features on WhatsApp by enrolling Google's beta programme, or downloading the latest APK version.

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If the user does not want to switch to the video call, he can reject the request of the video call. For this a separate button is going to be appear on screen to switch to the video call. Currently, the feature is only available for Android users and if the feature becomes a success iOS users should start receiving it too.

In this case, the recipient on the other side will get a request for video call, which can either be accepted or rejected. If the person on the other end chooses to ignore your invitation, it will continue as a voice call. So switching between video and voice calls will take no time at all.

WhatsApp, the world's most used cross platform instant messaging app has evolved a lots since its availability.

You can sign up to it here, in order to try them out before they officially launch. Till then stay tuned.

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