As the popularity of group calls continues to grow on WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned company announced on Monday it is rolling out the ability to join group calls even after it has started to everyone.
“Joinable calls reduce the burden of answering a group call as it starts, and brings the spontaneity and ease of in-person conversations to group calling on WhatsApp,” the company said. It’s taken WhatsApp some time to bring out the feature which is already available on applications like Zoom and Google Meet. The Facebook-owned company says joinable calls will remain end-to-end encrypted.
There is a new call info screen that will show all the people on an ongoing group call, who has been invited but has not joined yet. A user can drop off from a group call and now re-join later as long as the call is still ongoing. If a user ignores an invite to join a group call, the user can still join during the course of the call.
Joinable calls are rolling out already and they will be coming to all users on Android and iOS.
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