Big Update! WhatsApp removes messenger rooms shortcut feature - check details
The WhatsApp Messenger Rooms Shortcut was first introduced in May 2020.
WhatsApp update: In a major development, the Facebook-owned instant WhatsApp has now removed one of its popular features - WhatsApp Messenger Rooms Shortcut. It was added to the app last year.
According to a report from WABetaInfo, a website that tracks WhatsApp, "More than one year ago, WhatsApp has released a useful shortcut to create Messenger Rooms, allowing up to 50 participants to join a group video call on Facebook. Today there is news: WhatsApp is (finally) removing this option, deleting it from the chat share sheet and the calls section on WhatsApp beta for Android and iOS."
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This feature was later brought to Instagram and then it has been released for WhatsApp as well. With the introduction of this feature, Android users of WhatsApp were able create or join a room through WhatsApp itself
The report also revealed that, “WhatsApp verifies which features are used by their users. If the feature didn’t achieve success, it means it’s the moment to modify it. In this case, they have verified that the option is not used, so they might have thought it would have been better to remove it, maybe including a good replacement for the next updates.”
The WhatsApp Messenger Rooms Shortcut was first introduced in May 2020. According to a report, WhatsApp beta for iOS 220.127.116.11 and WhatsApp beta for Android 18.104.22.168 are the two beta versions on which WhatsApp has disabled the sharing functionality for iOS and Android respectively.
Recently, the company introduced a special feature through which users can now be able to transfer chats from iOS to Android. WhatsApp has officially released this chat migration feature. At present, this feature has been introduced by WhatsApp for Samsung’s smartphones.
Also, WhatsApp has unveiled new features known as New Video Controls and Group Call Shortcuts. These two new WhatsApp features are being rolled out on WhatsApp beta channel.
WhatsApp group Group Call Shortcuts is available on WhatsApp beta for Android version 22.214.171.124. The blog site revealed that this feature helps in quickly placing group calls from group cards. The messaging app has already added group video calls and group video icons in the group card section of its user interface.
WhatsApp’s Group Call Shortcuts feature brings the ability to quickly place group calls from group cards. The messaging app has added group video call and group video icons in the group card section of its user interface.
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