New functionality has been introduced to WhatsApp beta, the company’s testing version of the widely used messaging program. Users may initiate a group voice call, sometimes known as a “audio chat” in its older iterations. The ability to send messages to group administrators for evaluation was also enabled in a recent beta release, which may facilitate more efficient group management. These enhancements will eventually make it to the stable channel.
According to WABetaInfo, who keeps tabs on all the new features added to WhatsApp Beta, the beta version of WhatsApp for Android will soon get an upgrade that includes the audio conversations feature. The call symbol is replaced with a waveform icon while making group audio calls thanks to this new functionality. If you tap the symbol, you may create a group voice conversation that anybody in the group can join. These voice chats are similar to group voice calls in that everyone in the group will be notified of the conversation by push notification, but their phones will not ring.
The feature tracker has provided several screenshots demonstrating the feature’s group functionality. Members of the group may join a voice chat after it has been started and carry on a conversation as if they were on a conventional phone call. WABetaInfo claims that inactive calls would be terminated after one hour. It seems that the same 32-person limit that exists for WhatsApp Beta calls will now apply to audio conversations.
However, a new feature targeted at enhancing group moderation was apparently included to WhatsApp Beta for Android 184.108.40.206, which was published over the weekend. To enable group members to submit messages to a group’s admin for approval, WhatsApp has included a new choice in the group settings section called submit for admin review.
Users may already report offensive messages to WhatsApp Beta, and the messaging service recently added the ability for group leaders to remove messages as a moderation tool. According to WABetaInfo, once this function is activated, group members will be able to notify administrators about unwanted communications. Administrators may be able to see communications they otherwise would have missed thanks to this function.
WhatsApp Beta has not yet said when these updates will become available to all users. Even after installing the most recent update, Gadgets 360 was still unable to verify that these functionalities were included. This indicates that they may soon become available to users who have downloaded the most recent beta version by means of a server-side upgrade.