WhatsApp has just submitted a new update through the TestFlight beta Program, bringing the version up to 188.8.131.52. The version marked within WhatsApp Settings is 184.108.40.206 and the TestFlight build is 23.18.1 (513746546).
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is rolling out improvements to the calling interface, and they are available to some beta testers!
|Name of the feature?||Calling interface|
|Compatibility?||WhatsApp beta for iOS 220.127.116.11 is marked as a compatible update, but some users may be able to get the same feature by installing one of the following builds: 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124.|
|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 days.|
|Previous news?||WhatsApp beta for Android 126.96.36.199: what’s new? WhatsApp is rolling out a general group chat for communities, and it’s available to some beta testers!|
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In the article about the WhatsApp beta for Android 188.8.131.52 update, we announced a new interface for the calling screen. These improvements don’t just add new details to the interface, but they also show that WhatsApp wants to help users manage their calls better. Specifically, WhatsApp aims to better highlight the option to quickly add new participants to the call without any interruption for the current call. After installing the latest WhatsApp beta for iOS 184.108.40.206 update, which is available on the TestFlight app, we noticed that WhatsApp is now releasing the same improvements for the calling interface to some beta testers!
As you can see in the attached screenshot, the bottom modal view now mentions the call type and it highlights that the call is protected by end-to-end encryption. With the new update, WhatsApp also added the “add participant” button to this interface, making it more evident than before. This is particularly useful in case you’re in a WhatsApp call with just one person and you want to convert it into a group call without interrupting the ongoing conversation. It’s worth noting that some users on the previous updates of the app may also be able to experiment with the same changes.
As we said in the article about the WhatsApp beta for Android update, WhatsApp just introduced another enhancement to the user experience during calls with the ability to add a contact to the call. Specifically, the improvements to the calling interface, which now make the button for quickly adding a contact to the call more prominently visible, allow users to save time as they will immediately notice the availability of this feature. In the past, many users used to interrupt the ongoing call just because they were unaware that it was possible to add more participants to a call, even if it was initially placed with only 2 people, and then initiate a new group call. In our opinion, enhancing the visibility of this feature significantly makes communication with multiple people easier and quicker.
The new calling interface is available to some beta testers that install the latest updates of WhatsApp beta for iOS from the TestFlight app, and it is rolling out to even more people over the coming weeks.
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