WhatsApp announces a new feature for a seamless calling experience. The instant messaging platform is rolling out Call Links feature for voice calls. The feature, WhatsApp says, will make it easier to start and join a call in just one tap.
With Call Links feature rolling out, users can simply tap on the 'Call Links' option available within the Calls Tab and then create a link for an audio or video call and share it easily with family and friends. Users will simply need to upgrade their WhatsApp app to the latest version to use Call Links. The feature will rollout starting this week.
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg also announced testing secure encrypted video calling for up to 32 people. A similar feature is already available for voice calls. Now, with the 32 people supported video calling feature, WhatsApp is clearly taking on the likes of other group video calling platforms, including Zoom, Microsoft Teams, among others.
The Call Links feature is rolling out to everyone globally in a phased manner. This means that if you still haven't received the feature, it will be available soon. Users can head over to their respective app stores to update the WhatsApp app to the latest version. Android users can head to the Google Play store, while iPhone users can go up to the App store.
WhatsApp recently launched a couple of privacy features, including hiding online status. The feature has been announced and will roll out to everyone very soon. WhatsApp said that online status hiding feature will be rolling out for everyone in the next few months to come. The feature will allow users to hide their online status from everyone or selected contacts.
Using online status hiding feature will be easy. All users will need to do is: open WhatsApp and go to Settings > Account > Privacy > find a "Last seen and online" option on the top of the screen > tap on it to access the feature.
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