WhatsApp Consecutive Voice Messages, Group Call Shortcut Spotted in Android Beta

WhatsApp Consecutive Voice Messages, Group Call Shortcut Spotted in Android Beta WhatsApp is rolling out updates to its Android beta app that brings the code of two key new features called Consecutive Voice Messages and Group Call Shortcut.

The consecutive voice messages feature is a new functionality that allows users to continuously play consecutive voice messages, while the other provides a shortcut button for users to make group calls.

WhatsApp Consecutive Voice MessagesGroup Call Shortcut Spotted in Android Beta

WhatsApp Consecutive Voice Messages, Group Call Shortcut Spotted in Android Beta

WhatsApp Consecutive Voice MessagesGroup Call Shortcut Spotted in Android Beta WhatsApp is rolling out a new update to its beta channel for Android users which takes the app to version 2.18.363.Voice chats are taking over the messaging world, and this latest update will make it even more popular. The update adds an icon which makes it easier to initiate a group call in the app.

That’s why WhatsApp is making a big improvement to the way your voice conversations work. WhatsApp is working on a new feature for its messaging platform called ‘Consecutive voice messages’. The feature will allow the user to automatically play voice messages if they are sent in a sequence.

How consecutive voice messages feature will work?

# The new voice messages feature allows users to continuously play voice messages if they are sent directly after each other.

# The feature works when WhatsApp detects two or more voice messages.

# All you need to do is to tap the Play button on the first audio, and the app will automatically play all the other voice messages in a sequence, removing the need to manually play each clip.

# At the end, you will get a sound alert as well.

The functionality was earlier found on WhatsApp for iOS (version 2.18.100). As mentioned, the feature is only visible in the code of Android beta version 2.18.362 app, and will reportedly be remotely enabled.

How to use the shortcut button to make group calls?

# The latest WhatsApp for Android iOS beta version 2.18.363 bring UI changes for group calls. Presently to make a group call on WhatsApp for Android users have to call one person in the group and add the other members.

# With the new icon, a user can easily call all the members in a group chat, either by voice or video.

# This feature was earlier found on WhatsApp for iOS. When the feature rolled out to your app, there will be a new group call button in group chats.

# Once you tap on that button, it opens up a sheet with all the members of the group.

# Further, you will have to tap the audio or video call button to start the group audio or video call.

As per the report of WABetaInfo, the feature is disabled by default, and should be remotely enabled in future beta updates. Means the feature is currently non-functional but will be activated remotely at some point.

Meanwhile, to download the latest WhatsApp beta on your Android device, you need to be a part of the official Google Play beta programme. Alternatively, you can download its APK file (version 2.18.362 and version 2.18.363) directly from APK Mirror.

Notably

WhatsApp Consecutive Voice Messages, Group Call Shortcut Spotted in Android Beta Both the new features are not available for WhatsApp for Android beta testers as of now, and will be remotely enabled in the future. According to the report by WABetaInfo, the code of features have arrived for Android users with beta versions 2.18.362 and 2.18.363. Whereas the same features had previously rolled out to WhatsApp beta for iOS.

Another WhatsApp update is almost here:

WhatsApp video playback directly from notifications panel

# WhatsApp for iOS could soon add the ability to play videos directly from the notifications panel.

# This was spotted in iOS beta version 2.18.102.5 and is expected to roll out for all users via the App Store soon. 

# With the new feature, WhatsApp iOS users will not need to open the app for playing videos sent to them on the platform.

# The support for video playback directly from the notifications panel will be available for videos sent by individuals as well as groups.

WhatsApp ‘Share contact via QR Code’ feature

# WhatsApp is testing ‘Share contact via QR Code’ feature, which is similar to what Instagram offers.

# It lets WhatsApp users generate a QR code with their contact details, which can be scanned by other users to directly save in contact book.

# The feature is under development and is expected to roll out for Android as well as iOS users.

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