Latest WhatsApp beta now lets you switch between voice and video calls

Latest WhatsApp beta now lets you switch between voice and video calls

The rollout timeline is still unknown though. This option should appear during your voice calls. To do so, one has to hung up the audio call and make the video call which is really a tedious process. But, WhatsApp quick switch feature isn't yet available for the group calls. So it consume a lot of time of the users.

Whatsapp for Android is 2.18.1 in its beta channel and the ability to switch between calls will only work if both handsets have camera capability. It is not a great way to instantly switch to video when you choose to.

WhatsApp has quietly pushed out a beta update that introduces a video call switch into its messaging app, which could encourage people to use video instead of voice calls.

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However, it should be noted that the button is only visible when a user is on a call via WhatsApp, or at least that is the case in beta. The transition will be extremely seamless and it is no longer required to disconnect the call so as to switch to another form of communication. So switching between video and voice calls will take no time at all.

According to a report in the Independent, if you are in the middle of a WhatsApp voice call and want to switch to a video call, you just need to tap that button to make the switch. But then again, if you live in Zimbabwe for example where network can be an issue, it might then take you forever to reconnect and at that point the flow of the conversation would have been disrupted. With this new feature, you don't have to cut the call and go to the chat list to create a video call. As per the report on WABetaInfo, the feature now works with Android 6.0 and above Operating Systems. The latest updated version of this update is 2.18.2 which brings mainly hidden features to the app.

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