WhatsApp Is Rolling Out A New Calling Interface For iPhone Users

After initially testing it during a beta program via TestFlight, WhatsApp is now rolling out a new calling interface for all users.

The new interface will make it easier for people to join group calls that are already running, while they’ll also be able to see who is already in the call, too.

WhatsApp says that it wants to make it easier for people to join calls after they’ve started, and that’s something this new update will make possible.

When can you join group calls? If you temporarily ignore to participate in a group call, and you open WhatsApp again after some time, if the group call is still ongoing, the app might present you an alert if you want to quickly join the call, without asking other participants to add you again.

Another change that will be welcome to long-time WhatsApp users is the way archived chats will now stay archived — and they’ll be muted should a new message be received, too.

The full rundown of changes in this new WhatsApp update include:

  •  You can now leave and rejoin group calls from the calls tab while they are ongoing.
  •  Archived chats will now stay archived and muted when new messages arrive. You can change the experience in Settings > Chats > Keep Chats Archived.
  •  Sticker suggestions help you find relevant stickers you have downloaded when composing a message.

All updated but not yet seeing the changes? WhatsApp tends to take a while to roll these things out, so try checking back later.

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