WhatsApp is getting a new Schedule Group Call feature
It’s currently being tested in beta.
Recently, WhatsApp started the broader release of its new screen-sharing feature on Android, iOS, and Windows platforms. It’s a part of Meta’s initiative to add more features to the instant messaging platform to make it more than just a messaging app.
The screen-sharing feature has already pushed WhatsApp to the level of professional video-calling applications like Zoom, Google Meet, and Microsoft Teams. And the recent report suggests Meta is not stopping there.
The company is borrowing another feature from these applications the ability to schedule group calls.
WhatsApp’s new Schedule Group Call feature
WaBetaInfo has spotted the new feature that will allow WhatsApp users to schedule voice calls and group chats in the latest WhatsApp for Android beta.
Currently, the feature is only accessible via WhatsApp for Android beta version 18.104.22.168. Those who have access to this build can try the new feature, which basically enables them to plan a call and notify the group members beforehand.
Scheduling a group call with this feature is simple. Simply tap the “Phone” icon, and you will have access to options like choosing the date and time for the said call.
A call invite will be sent to the member of the group, and those who decide to join the call will get a reminder 15 minutes before the call begins.
The feature is currently in beta state, but it won’t be long before it starts rolling out. Look at the Screen Sharing feature, for example. The feature took slightly over a month to move from beta to a broader release.
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