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WhatsApp brings Joinable Calls feature, rolling out now

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WhatsApp has announced a new feature called Joinable calls that reduces the concerns of answering a group call as it begins, and brings more simplicity to the users while conducting a group call on WhatsApp.

With Joinable calls, you can see the call info screen, which shows who’s already on the call and who has been invited but yet to join. If you press to ignore, you can also join the call later on.

The joinable calls feature is rolling out for the WhatsApp users and may gradually reach every WhatsApp user.

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How to join group Video Call:

  1. You’ll receive a notification when someone invites you to join a group video call.
  2. If you can’t join, tap Ignore. To open the call info screen, tap Join.
  3. From the call menu, you can preview the call participants and other invitees.
  4. Tap Join to join the call.
  5. While on the call, tap Open to open the call info screen.
  6. Tap Add participant to add more contacts to the call.
  7. Tap RING to send a notification to people who’ve already been invited.

Join a missed group video call

  1. Open WhatsApp, then tap the CALLS tab.
  2. If the call is ongoing, tap the call you’d like to join. This will open the call info screen.
  3. From the call menu, tap Join.

Important Notes:

  1. Only eight participants can be active on a call at one time.
  2. Make sure you and your contacts have strong internet connections when placing or receiving group video calls. The quality of the video call will depend on the contact with the weakest connection.
  3. During a group video call, you have the option to turn your video off by tapping Video off.
  4. You can’t remove a contact during a group video call. The contact would need to hang up their phone to disconnect from the call.
  5. While it’s possible to be in a group video call with someone you’ve blocked, you can’t add a contact that you’ve blocked to the call or a contact that has blocked you.
  6. Video calling is only available on Android phones running 4.1 or newer.

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WhatsApp started to send HD Photos option beta for iOS users

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The iOS users, who registered themselves for the beta TestFlight can enjoy the HD Photos option on their devices on WhatsApp. It offers three options for the users to select for the image quality they want to send.

It’s notable that, last week WhatsApp release the same feature for Android users also. However, keep in mind that this is the beta rollout and WhatsApp can make further changes to bring more convenience.

WhatsApp HD Photos Option:

This new option will allow the users to select the quality of their images considering their data plan, it offers three options- Auto (recommended), Best Quality, and Data Saver. Talking about all these options the following things are considerable-

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  1. The default feature is Auto, which doesn’t show any remarkable changes.
  2. The Best Quality doesn’t offer to send the images in their original quality
  3. WhatsApp will still use the compressing algorithms on the images
  4. The original image’s quality can be retained about 80%
  5. Images larger than 2048 x 2048 might be resized
  6. The image sizes will be more reduced in the Data Sever option
  7. You can use the data saver option if you don’t have much internet plan. However, it’s not recommended if you want to share good quality images

WhatsApp HD Photos iOS

Where to Check?

The users can find this feature in the function called Media Upload Quality, which can be found by following the below-mentioned steps-

  1. Open WhatsApp account
  2. Go to the WhatsApp Settings
  3. Select Storage and Data
  4. Here you can find Media Upload Quality

If you didn’t find the Media Upload Quality feature, it means that this feature is yet to be sent on your device. At present, WhatsApp is rolling out the Media Upload Quality feature for some selected users.

The remaining devices will also begin to receive this function by the next week, so no need to worry if this feature is not enabled for your WhatsApp account yet.

(Source- WABetaInfo)

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WhatsApp Multi device beta feature is available for iOS users

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The WhatsApp Multi-device feature has been released for iOS users through the TestFlight beta program. Now, the Whatsapp iOS registered beta tester can upgrade to 2.21.150.11 via downloading it from the App Store.

The new Multi-device beta features allow the users to use the WhatsApp Web or WhatsApp Desktop without using the internet connection on the iPhone. Furthermore, the users can connect up to four devices simultaneously.

Additionally, the users can have the end to end conversations in their contacts that won’t be stored on the WhatsApp servers instead it will be sent to all devices or to be precise laptops, PC and tablets connected with the smartphone.

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As this is the initial beta push, the users can connect to one smartphone only. Besides, you have to check if this feature is enabled on your device or not in order to activate it.

WhatsApp Multi-device beta feature for iOS Verification:

  1. Open WhatsApp account
  2. Go to the Setting option
  3. Tap on the Linked Devices (Whatsapp Web/Desktop)
  4. Here you can see the new row- Multi-device
  5. Now you can enjoy the parallel connection without using the internet

WhatsApp Multi-device feature iOS

(image source – wabetainfo)

Notable Words:

  1. This is the beta activity so there is the possibility of occurring glitches including pinned chats, live locations, version compatibility.
  2. The pinned chats may not be synced instantly
  3. The users have to search for pinned chat manually at first
  4. Users may not able to see the live locations on the associated device
  5. The users can’t modify the WhatsApp business profile using the WhatsApp Web/Desktop
  6. The user with an older version can’t communicate with the people having this feature

Availability:

This new feature is still rolling out for iOS users in the stage manner. Besides, the selected users will get the features first, so it can take some days even weeks to reach your devices, until then wait patiently.

(Source- WABetaInfo)

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WhatsApp brings new Expired View feature

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WhatsApp has recently enabled the WhatsApp Expired View feature with the beta tester program to bring more convenience for the users. The users can identify the beta version for Android with the new 2.21.15.11 version.

Previously, WhatsApp introduced the possibility to send WhatsApp media with the view once option. These media files have the capability to be removed from the conversation section within 14 days if the receiver didn’t open the file.

Following this new feature, the WhatsApp team added some extra attributes in this new beta build to bring further assistance for the users.

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WhatsApp Expired View Feature

In case, if the receiver of the video isn’t able to open it within 14 days of the sent date, he/she will receive the notification with the note “your media has expired, please ask the user to resend it.” So you can get to clearly know about the situation.

However, there is a possibility that users can’t see the expired mark on the media set as the view once even after didn’t open them with 14 days. This might be occurring due to the recent changes made by the developers.

At present, WhatsApp is working further on this feature and will introduce new fluency in the future for easy operation.

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WhatsApp Expired View Feature

As you are well aware that we don’t track any record of the sent and device media as it’s too funny. So there is a possibility of encountering some trivial suffering of tracking the sent date of the media. With this expired alert feature, we won’t waste our precious time on matching the date, if the file happens to contain some important information.

Availability:

WhatsApp is gradually expanding the availability of this beta version and it’ll take a while to enable this version. Until then, users can wait patiently to reach this feature on their respective devices.

(Source – WABetaInfo)

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