The function called Joinable Calls “reduces the burden of answering a group call at the beginning and brings the spontaneity and ease of personal conversations to group calls via WhatsApp,” said a blog post by the company.
Same as Zoom and Google Meet, WhatsApp users can also join an ongoing group call. The feature also allows users to log out or rejoin while the call is ongoing.
“We also created a call info screen so you can see who is already on the call and who has been invited but has not yet joined. And if you hit Ignore, you can join later from the Calls tab in WhatsApp. “said Facebook.
When you receive a group video call, the incoming WhatsApp group video call screen will show the currently present participants and the first contact listed is the participant who added you. The company also confirmed that the joinable calls, like your personal chats, are end-to-end encrypted.
Recently WhatsApp introduced the new multi-device function. The function enables WhatsApp users to operate an account on different devices simultaneously and independently. This means that when you use the multi-device feature, you can use connected companion devices without having to keep your phone connected.
The feature is currently in beta and will only be tested with a small group of users. Existing WhatsApp and WhatsApp business App beta users on Android and iOS operating systems can opt for it. This feature allows you to use WhatsApp on up to four companion devices at the same time.