WhatsApp has released a new update through the Google Play Beta Program: the version is 2.18.4.
Today, in this update, we have noticed that WhatsApp has finally enabled something very small but interesting.
Let’s find out together what is that ..
VOICE CALL -> VIDEO CALL QUICK SWITCH
WhatsApp has developed a new convenient feature that improves the user experience (here an old post where we announced it): WhatsApp has released today a video call switch button.
This button is visible when you are in a voice call: when pressed, WhatsApp will send a request to the recipient, asking if he wants to “convert” the current voice call in a video call.
WhatsApp has created this feature to save time: usually, when two users were in a voice call and they wanted to make a video call, they had to end the voice call. Now, thanks to this option, it’s all faster.
The recipient can accept or reject the request: if he will reject it, the voice call will normally continue, otherwise WhatsApp will automatically switch the voice to the video call.
We received a lot of reports about this feature currently working on Android 6.0+, on WhatsApp beta for Android 2.18.1 and newer. If you can use this feature on other Android versions, please reply under this post on Twitter, sharing your experience.
In according to some experiences of my followers on Twitter, if you haven’t it yet, please force close WhatsApp using a task manager and try again: this option should immediately appear, otherwise keep waiting for it in the next updates.
Obviously be sure that the other user’s phone supports video calls as well, otherwise the button may not appear.
This feature won’t work in future when you will be in a group voice call, because it is compatible with normal voice calls only.
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