WhatsApp has just submitted a new update through the TestFlight beta Program, bringing the version up to 184.108.40.206. The version marked within WhatsApp Settings is 220.127.116.11 and the TestFlight build is 23.4.0 (449719862).
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is working on the ability to schedule group calls, for a future update of the app!
|Name of the feature?||Schedule group call|
|Availability?||WhatsApp is working on bringing the ability to schedule group calls to a future update of the app.|
|I have the same version but I don’t have this feature, why?||This feature is under development so it is not ready to be released to beta testers, but you can discover a preview in this article.|
|How to join the community on WhatsApp?||WABetaInfo Community|
|Previous news?||WhatsApp beta for iOS 18.104.22.168: what’s new? WhatsApp is releasing the ability to report status updates!|
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In the article about the WhatsApp beta for Android 22.214.171.124 update, we shared some details about a new feature under development: scheduled group calls. Thanks to this feature, WhatsApp is making it easier for users to plan a call with other members of the group in the future. The feature is still in development on WhatsApp beta for Android and, thanks to the latest WhatsApp beta for iOS 126.96.36.199 update available on the TestFlight app, we discovered that WhatsApp is also working on bringing the same feature to the iOS beta app, in a future update:
As you can see in this screenshot, there will be a new context menu that introduces a scheduling option when the feature is enabled for your account in the future. Thanks to this option, you can choose when the group call starts and assign a name to the scheduled call. When the call starts, all group members will be notified so they can quickly join the call. Note that the group call scheduling feature is compatible with both audio and video calls, as it depends on which call button you interacted with to open the context menu.
In our opinion, this is a great feature that definitely helps group members organize their meetings and events in advance, ensuring that everyone in the group is aware of the scheduled time so they can prepare accordingly and there is no need to have additional reminders. This would also help to reduce the chances of missed or delayed calls, which may negatively impact group communication and collaboration.
The ability to schedule group calls is under development and it will be released in a future update of the app. As always, we plan to publish an additional article on this website when we have more details to share with you.
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