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WhatsApp brings more convenience in group calling




With the recent WhatsApp beta for Android update, users are getting the group call shortcuts on the contact card. From now on, the users can make group video or voice calls even without opening the group.

At present, these shortcuts are only available for individual contacts. On the other hand, group contact has instant messaging which only leads a user to the chat section. However, from the chat section user can make video/voice calls.

Well, WhatsApp contact cards provide basic info of a user or a group such as profile photo, user/group name, communication methods (only individual contacts for the instant), and an info button. After opening your WhatsApp you can click on any individual or group profile to access a contact card.

Let’s check the preview first-

WhatsApp Group Call Shortcuts

(WhatsApp Group Call Shortcuts, Image from WABetaInfo)

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New Call Shortcuts:

As you can see in the image, WhatsApp has added two buttons for voice and video calls just below the group name. However, the layout seems no different from what we use at present.

Meanwhile, WhatsApp stated to bring revamp contact card, where the info button shifted beside the group/individual name. Furthermore, the profile picture will be rounded instead of square.


The new buttons will be added after the WhatsApp beta for Android furthermore, some users already received it on beta. Besides, if you aren’t able to use the button after receiving it, it means only the group administrators are allowed to use it.

Apart from this, if you are on the same version and didn’t get the shortcuts, it isn’t rollout in your region yet. You have to wait for the next update.

More About WhatsApp:

WhatsApp is also working on a new feature that will allow users to turn their images into strikes. Furthermore, it’ll also notify you after you send the converted image to your friends. It’ll make your conversation more exciting as you can customize your own images. However, this feature isn’t ready to roll out yet, users have to wait for a while. (Read Full Story Here)

(Source- WABetaInfo)

Yash is a graduate of computer science and followed his way into journalism, he is interested in various subjects related to technologies and politics. Yash likes to listen classical songs and has a huge library of classical mixes.