WhatsApp has rolled out a number of new options this previous week, together with the ability to mute people throughout group calls (by way of Android Central). This sanity-saving function appears useful not only for muting individuals who overlook to do it themselves, but in addition in the event you’re in the identical room as somebody who’s additionally on the decision and don’t need to hear an echo of what they are saying.
Whereas some conferencing apps, like Zoom and Microsoft Groups, let hosts mute all individuals (or particular ones), they sometimes don’t supply a method for particular person customers to mute whoever they need throughout a name. This function presents a brand new degree of management that’s most likely greatest saved for chaotic conferences that contain as much as the maximum of eight people on video calls — or up to 32 on voice calls.
Some new options for group calls on @WhatsApp: Now you can mute or message particular individuals on a name (nice if somebody forgets to mute themselves!), and we have added a useful indicator so you’ll be able to extra simply see when extra individuals be a part of giant calls. pic.twitter.com/fxAUCAzrsy
— Will Cathcart (@wcathcart) June 16, 2022
Along with the brand new muting function, WhatsApp now helps you to message particular individuals whereas on a bunch name, maybe if you wish to make a remark to somebody throughout a gathering or crack a joke that may not fly with the entire group. WhatsApp can be rolling out a brand new banner that may provide you with a warning when somebody new has joined a call after it already started.
The messaging service is build up extra than simply its group calling function. On Friday, WhatsApp announced which you could now select which contacts can see your profile photograph, about, and final seen standing that reveals once you have been final energetic on the platform. This might assist preserve your profile personal from skilled contacts, or anybody who you don’t need to have entry to your private data 24 / 7. Final 12 months, WhatsApp began hiding your last seen status from strangers by default as a result of potential privateness implications.
Earlier this week, WhatsApp lastly rolled out the flexibility for Android users to transfer their chat histories to iPhone after the corporate initially began letting customers switch their dialog information in the wrong way (from iPhone to Android) final 12 months.