WhatsApp beta for iOS what’s new?


WhatsApp has just submitted a new update through the TestFlight beta Program, bringing the version up to The version marked within WhatsApp Settings is and the TestFlight build is 23.15.1 (497039193).
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is rolling out a feature to initiate group calls with up to 15 people, and it’s available to some beta testers!


Common questions Answers
Name of the feature? Initiate a group call with up to 15 people
Status? Rolling out
Availability? WhatsApp beta for iOS is marked as a compatible update, but some lucky beta testers may be able to get the same feature by installing the previous beta version of the app.
I have the same version but I don’t have this feature, why? This feature is available to some beta testers, and it is rolling out to more people over the coming weeks.
Thanks: SiLent and FastenM, for testing and reporting!
Previous news? This is a bug fix update that addresses a crash with the emoji keyboard
843 days, 3 hours, 39 minutes and 32 seconds ago

The beta program is closed.
Check out TestFlight or Twitter to discover when it's available.


In the article about the WhatsApp beta for Android update, we announced some changes regarding the way to initiate group calls. Specifically, we already know that group calls support up to 32 participants, but it was only possible to initiate a group call with up to 7 contacts. However, additional participants could still be added after the group call was started. With the recent WhatsApp beta for Android update, users can now initiate group calls with up to 15 contacts. The same changes are now available to some beta testers after installing the latest WhatsApp beta for iOS update from the TestFlight app.

As you can see in the attached screenshot, some beta testers can easily select up to 15 people when creating a group call. Once the call begins, those participants can join anytime. It’s worth noting that although it is possible to choose up to 15 people for the initial call, group calls can still have up to 32 participants in total. The main aim of this update is to make it more convenient for users to pick more participants during the group call setup.

As mentioned in our article about the Android update, WhatsApp used to limit group calls to only 7 people when initializing the group call, which could be restrictive in certain scenarios. It was possible to add more participants later, but this process could be considered bothersome. But with this new update, the process is simplified and faster since it is possible to directly include a larger group of contacts when starting a call, making it easier and quicker to connect with more people right away.

The feature to initiate group calls with up to 15 people is rolling out to some beta testers that install the latest update of WhatsApp beta for iOS from the TestFlight app, and it is rolling out to even more people over the coming days.

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