New WhatsApp feature: Android users get call waiting alert - How it works
New WhatsApp feature: WhatsApp has rolled out a new feature for Android users which informs them about a call when on another one. The feature is similar to what you get on a regular call.
New WhatsApp feature: WhatsApp has rolled out a new feature for Android users which informs them about a call when on another one. The feature is similar to what you get on a regular call. The new WhatsApp feature basically informs users if any other user is trying to call them, while they are already on a call. The latest Call waiting is available for v2.19.352 stable (APK Mirror) and above of WhatsApp, and v2.19.128 (APK Mirror) of WhatsApp Business. The feature was already rolled out by the Facebook-owned company for Apple smartphone users.
The calling functionality was introduced by the instant messaging platform about four years ago and since then, it has been trying to improve the user experience. Over the years, WhatsApp has added several features to the calling functionality including group voice calling and ability to switch to video during the call. The app, however, did not have a call waiting functionality.
In case you we were on a call while another user tried to contact you, WhatsApp only used to send a missed call alert after the call ended. The call also used to get an engage tone or full ring with no response. The latest update, however, fixes this problem. Receiver now gets an alert that someone is calling during the call and will have the option to end the current call and accept the incoming call. They can reject the call as well.
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You can still not merge the two calls and get on conference as you can with normal calls. This is probably an area where WhatsApp can work and improve in future. Also, users won't be allowed to put the existing call on wait and take the incoming call in between.
"Added call waiting support so you can choose to accept an incoming WhatsApp call while you're already on another call," reads WhatsApp's latest Android version update.
The platform has added few other features recently including new privacy settings that allow you to control who can add you to WhatsApp groups. A new dark mode has also been spotted on the beta version of the app. The update brings three new options for dark mode - Light theme, Dark Theme and Set By Battery.