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WhatsApp for iPhone gets new group calling button

Now consecutive voice messages on WhatsApp for iOS will play in sequence after this update.

  • Published: December 11, 2018 12:23 PM IST
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WhatsApp has pushed out a new update for its iPhone app. The changes include two new features focused on WhatsApp group calling. These new features were in testing since last month in iOS beta, but have now made it to the stable update on App Store.

Once a user updates WhatsApp for iPhone to latest version 2.18.110, they will find a new group calling button next to the name of the groups they’ve already formed. Also, it includes a New Group Call shortcut on the New Call screen.

This update includes more features as well, but it is mainly targeted towards WhatsApp group calling improvements for iOS users. With these two new changes, iPhone users can simply make group voice or video call with a single tap. The native group calling support on WhatsApp has a limit of four callers on one call, and you aren’t allowed to add more than three people excluding you.

The official changelog for WhatsApp for iPhone version 2.18.110 notes that users also get a new “sticker” icon while in a chat and the “+” icon to download more sticker packs. Same way users can find “GIF” icon at the bottom in sticker section. Lastly, consecutive voice messages will now play in sequence, so you don’t have to press play on each message after you’ve updated the latest version through App Store.

The update for WhatsApp for iPhone is about 137.5MB in size. Your device requires iOS 8.0 or later to be compatible for this app.

  • Published Date: December 11, 2018 12:23 PM IST