WhatsApp Android Update Brings Group Call Shortcut, Fixes GIF Bug Error - TECH FOE

WhatsApp Android Update Brings Group Call Shortcut, Fixes GIF Bug Error


WhatsApp Messenger has rolled out v2.19.9 update for its users on the Android operating system. The new update which arrived iOS platform last month, brings a dedicated call button in group chats and as well fixes a bug that causes the GIF functionality to malfunction.


The Facebook owned messaging service, last year in August began the rollout of the group voice and video calling feature. However, making a group call wasn't a simple process as users expected.

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Back then, to make a group call either video or voice, one had to first start a video or voice call with a contact. Once the call was in progress, the person will then have to tap a button at the top-right corner of the screen in order to add another participate in the call. As soon as the call was connected, an 'Add Person' icon would appear at the top above the recipient's name.


 The process for making group video or voice calls wasn't straight forward or users. Well, the new update brings a button that now makes it a lot easier to start a group video or voice call.

First spotted by WABetaInfo, the new dedicated button can be used to make group calls by adding the participants all at once from a slide-out tray containing the contact cards of all members in the group.

All the user has to do is to locate the new button which is located at the top right corner in group chats. Tapping the button will open a slide-out tray which displays the contacts of all the group members. From the list, the user will then select them contacts that he wants to participate in the group call.

Click here to download the WhatsApp update from the Google Play Store.

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