WhatsApp is rolling out a new update for the Windows native app through the official beta channel on the Microsoft Store, bringing the version up to 2.2307.3.0.
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is releasing the ability to create a link to join a call, for some beta testers!
|Name of the feature?||Call Link|
|Compatibility?||WhatsApp beta for Windows 2.2307.3.0 is marked as a compatible update, but some users may be able to get the same feature after installing the previous 2.2307.1.0 update.|
|I’ve installed this update but I do not have the new feature. Why?||WhatsApp is releasing this feature to some beta testers after installing the latest update from the Microsoft Store. If you don’t see this feature, please try restarting the app or wait for a future update.|
|Thanks:||Pigga and AnonymousWP, for testing and reporting!|
|How to join the community on WhatsApp?||WABetaInfo Community|
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In the previous article about WhatsApp for Windows, we discussed the progress of the native Windows application development: as a result, the team continues to introduce general improvements and bug fixes in order to improve the user experience. In this regard, the team is releasing an improvement for WhatsApp calling by bringing a new feature: call links. Thanks to this feature, anyone can join the call by opening the link. We already announced the release of this feature in the WhatsApp beta for Android 18.104.22.168 update, and it is coming in the latest WhatsApp beta for Windows 2.2307.3.0 update on the Microsoft Store:
As you can see in this screenshot, the new call link option is available within the calls tab so you need to open this section of the app in order to discover if this feature is enabled for your WhatsApp account. In case you want to use this feature, you can choose the call type between voice and video. In addition, you can copy the link so you can share it with your WhatsApp chats in order to invite people to quickly join the call.
Every time you create a new call link, the URL is always unique so no one can join your private call without your approval. Thanks to the call link feature, it’s easy to invite people to join a WhatsApp call without the need to add them to your contacts. In our opinion, this is especially useful for one-time calls with people you may not know very well, but only with the ones you shared the link with. In addition, it is a versatile option as it is possible to share the link with other people externally.
The new call link option has been released to beta testers after installing the WhatsApp beta for Windows 2.2307.1.0 update available on the Microsoft Store. If you don’t see this update on the Microsoft Store, please note that it will be rolled out to more users over the coming days.
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