WhatsApp For Android May Soon Have A Brand New Calling Interface & Few Eagerly Awaited Features
WhatsApp’s latest beta version has made its appearance on the Android platform, with a few much needed additions and enhancements, primarily that of pinned chats and a new VoIP interface.
Just days after the company improved its live location sharing feature, WhatsApp has made some significant changes to its calling interface within the app. The updated aesthetics bring the app closer to Google’s vision of Material Design, giving it a cleaner more minimalist look for both video and audio calls.Read more ↓
Additionally, another feature being tested is the ability to pin a chat at the top of your app. Basically, if you chat with a lot of people everyday but have one or two you always need to talk to, you can pin these chats to the top of your conversation list with a simple click and hold menu. In beta testing, this feature is currently limited to three pins, and is expected to make the jump to the app proper soon.
Aside from that, WABetaInfo also spotted a few other goodies that may be on the way, like a video-GIF converter button when shooting within the app. Additionally, they also claim to have spotted “hidden references in WhatsApp Web about iPad and iPod compatibility.” The tip seems to indicate the messaging app may indeed eventually make the jump to the iPad as well, possibly by linking to your WhatsApp account the way WhatsApp Web works. Whether or not that will actually be implemented, we don’t know yet.
These features were spotted in the WhatsApp Beta app, so if you’re impatient to check them out be warned that it will most certainly be a buggy experience, so don’t experiment unless you know what you’re doing. However, you can likely expect these features to cross over to the main app within a month’s time.
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