WhatsApp for iOS app has received a new feature. The beta app has been updated to version 2.18.60, and it was received a group audio call feature. The beta app is being rolled out to select users, and the new feature was spotted by WABetaInfo.
Interestingly, this feature was first spotted towards the end of last year on WhatsApp’s Android beta app. It was expected to roll out on the final build soon, but that has yet to happen. The overall UI and functionality of the feature on both Android and iOS are likely to remain the same. It is however unclear how many participants from a single group will can participate in one group audio call.
WhatsApp for iOS 2.18.60: group audio calls UI.
[AVAILABLE FOR A FEW USERS ONLY.. PLEASE WAIT] pic.twitter.com/AMUeOnze9E
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) May 25, 2018
The tipster claims that the feature is only available for select users, which hints at a phased roll out. This version of WhatsApp beta also brings in the “Request Account Info” feature. This essentially lets users download all their personal information collected by WhatsApp.
A new version WhatsApp for Android beta too is being rolled out. This new version brings in a ‘select all’ feature. As the name suggests, it lets users easily select all messages and then mark them read/unread or even archive them. Using the same feature, you can also easily delete all the chats on the app with a single tap.