Thursday, 18 January, 2018

Have you experienced WhatsApp's new quick switch feature?

WhatsApp brings quick switch from voice calls to video calls in Android beta Have you experienced WhatsApp's new quick switch feature?
Troy Mann | 10 January, 2018, 09:33

In November a year ago, we came across a report suggesting that the messaging app is testing a feature that will let users directly switch between video calls and voice calls.

WhatsApp version 2.18.4 adds a switch button that lets people switch from voice calls to video calls. The feature is available in the latest beta version of the app with the version number 2.18.4.

However, the company says the new feature is now only available to people who have signed up to the beta version of WhatsApp, which is the testing platform for the makers. That being said, there is no word on when exactly it will be rolled out officially. The new update which is now rolling out to the beta testers adds a button to swap to video while in an audio call. Before you send out the voice message WhatsApp will allow you to preview the same by pressing the small "Play" button as shown in the picture above.

WhatsApp is enabling the quick switch to video call for Android! | WABetaInfo

While the report doesn't mention anything about switching from video calls to voice calls, I assume that the option should also come at the same time. WhatsApp has included a dedicated button to directly switch between calls. If you are on a video call, there will be a voice call icon in the middle of the screen. The call will get switched once the recipient accepts it. For instance, imagine you are on a voice call with your friend and decide to switch to video call. If you wish to leave the testing program at any time, just switch to the public version of WhatsApp app. So it consume a lot of time of the users.

WhatsApp calls are now only available in one-on-one conversations but it might be available to group chats in the near future, the report said. We will keep you posted once the feature goes official to iOS users.

That's where the company tests experimental and upcoming features.

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