With the most recent upgrade, WhatsApp beta, the company’s testing version of the well-known messaging app, gained a new function. Users can start a voice call in a group using this feature, which was formerly known as audio chats. In the meantime, a recent beta upgrade included capabilities for forwarding messages to group admins for evaluation, a function that might aid with platform group administration. Users of the stable channel are anticipated to receive these capabilities at a later time.
Voice chats will become available to some beta testers with the release of WhatsApp beta for Android 22.214.171.124, according to WhatsApp feature tracker WABetaInfo. By substituting a waveform icon for the call icon, this feature modifies how group audio calls are displayed. By tapping the symbol, a voice chat will begin that other group members can join. These voice chats, however, won’t ring your phone like a group voice call would; instead, each group member will see a push notification.
A few feature tracker screenshots that show how the feature works in a group have been provided. Once a voice chat has begun, group members can join and take part in it just like they would in conventional audio calls. Idle calls will be automatically ended after an hour, according to WABetaInfo. The number of people who could sign up at once would be limited to 32, thus reflecting WhatsApp’s present call-related limitations.
It appears that a new feature in WhatsApp beta for Android 126.96.36.199, which was released over the weekend, intends to improve group moderation. WhatsApp has included a new option called Send for admin review that allows group members to send messages to the group admin for approval.
Despite the fact that users can now report messages sent by other users to WhatsApp, the messaging service recently added the ability for group managers to delete messages in order to enhance app moderation. According to WABetaInfo, users will be able to report individual messages made to the group to admins once this functionality is activated so that they can be deleted. When administrators are away from their phones, the function may help them catch messages they might otherwise miss.
WhatsApp has not given all app users any information regarding the release date for these features. After updating to the most recent version of the app, I was unable to confirm the availability of these functionalities. This implies that they might be made available through a server-side update, and users who download the most recent beta version might start using the feature soon.
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