WhatsApp is rolling out an update to make it easier to add people to an ongoing call
Following a short period of testing with beta users, WhatsApp on Wednesday began unveiling its new driving interface for iPhone users. The popular messaging app makes it easy for users to add more people to an ongoing call, as well as other enhancements.
As we covered 9to5Mac last week, these changes are already available to users with a beta version of the installed WhatsApp app. The new call screen looks exactly like FaceTime showing everyone on the phone. From there, users can invite other people to join the connection and they can call the person again if they have not been able to accept it.
When can you join group calls? If you temporarily ignore participation in a group call, then open WhatsApp and after a while, if the group call is still in progress, the app can alert you if you want to join the call immediately, without asking other participants to add you again.
Release notes for WhatsApp version 2.21.140 also mean that the archived conversations will now remain saved and muted when new messages arrive. The update also shows sticker suggestions when the user writes a message.
* You can now leave and rejoin group calls from the Calls tab while they continue.
* Archived conversations will now remain archived and muted when new messages arrive. You can change the experience in Settings> Conversations> Save Conversations Saved.
* Sticker suggestions help you find the right stickers you have downloaded while texting.
However, according to WhatsApp, these new features are slowly being released to users, so not everyone will get them after installing the update. WhatsApp is available for free in the App Store and requires an iPhone with iOS 10 or later.