WhatsApp Now Lets Direct Switch from Voice to Video for Android Beta Users
WhatsApp announced a new feature that will allow Android beta users to switch from a voice call to a video call or vice versa. This new feature is still in the beta stage and is rolling out with the 2.18.4 version of the App. Currently, the feature is available only for Android users but if the feature becomes a success, iOS users should start receiving it too.
This new feature will enable users to switch between different call modes without even disconnecting the call. A person can click on the icon to switch to video call automatically, even when he/she is on a voice call with a friend.
In this case, the recipient will get a request for video call, which he/she can either accept or reject. WhatsApp will automatically switch from voice call to video call once the request is accepted. However, if the user decides to reject the video call request, then voice call will normally continue. The quick switch between the calls is not yet available for group calls.
Do note the feature is limited to Android beta users or those who have signed-up for WhatsApp’s Beta Program. So, people interested in becoming beta testers for WhatsApp, can head over to Google Play Store. The beta version provides users to access new features ahead of public rollout. To leave the testing program at any time, just switch to the public version of WhatsApp app.
WhatsApp is one of the largest messaging applications with close to 1.5 billion users around the world. India is among its top markets with over 200 million subscribers. According to reports, the company is supposed to roll out UPI (United Payments Interface) -based payments in India and it is also testing new services, businesses in the country. Players such as BookMyShow, MakeMyTrip, and even Netflix have partnered with WhatsApp in India.