WhatsApp, the instant messaging platform owned by Meta, is reportedly bringing improvements to the calling interface. These improvements not only provide more information on the screen, but also show that the Meta-owned app wants to make it easier for users to handle calls.
“WhatsApp is working to better highlight the ability to quickly add new participants to a call without interrupting the current call. After installing the latest WhatsApp beta for iOS 18.104.22.168 available on TestFlight, we noticed that WhatsApp is now rolling out improvements to the calling interface for some beta testers,” WhatsApp the following website WABetaInfo reports.
According to the report, a new lower popup now tells you the type of call and highlights that the call is securely end-to-end encrypted. With the new update, the instant messaging app also added an “add participant” button to this interface, making it even clearer.
According to WABetaInfo, this can be useful if you’re on a WhatsApp call with just one person and want to convert it to a group call without interrupting the ongoing conversation. It is also important to note that some users of previous updates of the app may also experience the same changes.
WhatsApp also made it easier to add a contact to a call, which improves the user experience. More specifically, improvements to the calling interface, which now make the button to quickly add a contact to a call more visible, allow users to save time by immediately noticing the availability of this feature.
In the past, some users dropped a call because they didn’t know they could add more people to it. Instead, they would start a new group call. Increasing the visibility of this feature makes it easier and faster to talk to multiple people.
The new calling interface is available to some beta testers who install the latest updates from the TestFlight app on WhatsApp beta for iOS, and will roll out to more users in the coming days.