Most likely to roll out a slew of new features at the beginning of 2021, WhatsApp is now testing their latest update, which has been made available for select iOS 188.8.131.52 WhatsApp beta users. The Facebook-owned company just recently added voice and video call features to its desktop/web platform and is now ushering the messaging service into joining missed WhatsApp group calls, along with pasting multiple images and videos.
Before a stable version is released by the messaging app, select iOS beta users will now be able to paste multiple images and videos in WhatsApp. “WhatsApp beta for iOS 184.108.40.206 is the first beta dedicated to the new year. This update brings the possibility to paste multiple images and videos into WhatsApp.To discover how to use the feature, select multiple images from the Photos app, tap “Export” and now “Copy”: if you open WhatsApp, and you paste the content in the chat bar, all images will be captured from WhatsApp, ready to be sent,” stated a Wabetainfo report that first pointed towards the new updates.
Users will also be able to join group calls that they might have missed, whilst allowing multi-device calls. Earlier, WhatsApp was reportedly testing the video and voice call feature for its web version. The group and video calling feature are not available to the web version for now but the new icons have appeared during one of the beta tests. According to images that had been posted by those who witnessed the addition the call button will be located on the chat header, similar to the mobile version. The images also suggest that whenever you will receive a call on WhatsApp web/desktop, a separate box will pop up, which will offer you three options, including accept, decline, or ignore an incoming call.
As per reports, WhatsApp will soon allow users to join group calls that you might have missed. In simpler terms, if someone invites you to join a group call, and you aren’t able to join in at that moment, you will be able to join the next time you open WhatsApp if the call hasn’t ended.
As far as multi-device support is concerned, Wabetainfo has claimed that WhatsApp is testing calls when the multi-device support is configured. The WhatsApp features tracker said, “WhatsApp is currently testing calls when the multi-device is configured for the same account between different devices since the last week.No release date available.” WhatsAppp has been rumored to be working on this feature for the longest time now but there hasn’t been an official release yet. According to reports, it is likely that users can expect them in the early months of 2021.