WhatsApp Android beta gets new feature to switch from voice to video

WhatsApp Android beta gets new feature to switch from voice to video

To maximize privacy in this feature, the developers have ensured that just because you click on the button will not immediately activate the video call.

Obviously be sure that the other user's phone supports video calls as well, otherwise the button may not appear. With this feature, you can respond privately to a member of the group without others seeing what you did and what you wrote.

Since it is already in beta, this new feature of WhatsApp should not take long to reach all the Android users across the world. The button is visible only when you are on a call via WhatsApp. So, how does this feature really works?

The feature is now available for Android users on WhatsApp beta latest version - which is 2.18.4 and newer. Those interested in becoming a beta tester for WhatsApp can head over to Google Play Store. WhatsApp has included a dedicated button to directly switch between calls.

WhatsApp's this new addition will surely save the time of users as they do not need to disconnect the current call to make a video call. For instance, imagine you are on a voice call with your friend and decide to switch to video call.


Ability to switch between Audio and Video calls. The process in the same when switching from video to voice call. With this new update, the user gets an option to request the other person to make a video call in between the voice call.

In case the recipient doesn't accept the call request, WhatsApp will continue the voice call.

WABetaInfo also leaked the details of the features that WhatsApp was developing for web and desktop, including tap to unblock and a picture-in-picture (PIP) mode. The latest updated version of this update is 2.18.2 which brings mainly hidden features to the app.

The update is now available only for Android users.

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