WhatsApp now lets its users join in on in-progress group calls, making the platform more akin to other tools, such as Zoom, Skype, and more…
WhatsApp is already one of the most popular cross-platform centralized messaging and voice-over-IP service. It’s not only free, but what it does it does very well. Acquired by Facebook for $19.3 billion in February of 2014, it current boasts approximately two billion monthly active users or MAUs. This outranks Facebook’s own Messenger, which has 1.3 billion, and WeChat, which has around 1.2 billion. Now, it’s offering something new that could help to expand its user base.
WhatsApp Now Allows User to Join In-Progress Group Calls
WhatsApp recently announced it would allow users to join in on group call that are already in progress, instead of having to be there when the session first begins. That’s a lot better than having to wait for the moment when the call is initiated, and stay in the group when the call starts. As long as someone is invited to join a chat, he or she can join or leave at any time.
“…we’re introducing the ability to join a group call, even after it’s started. Joinable calls reduce the burden of answering a group call as it starts, and brings the spontaneity and ease of in-person conversations to group calling on WhatsApp.”