Published: Wed, January 10, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Grace Becker

Have you experienced WhatsApp's new quick switch feature?

Have you experienced WhatsApp's new quick switch feature?

The beta version gives every user an access to all new features ahead of public rollout. The rollout timeline is still unknown though.

In a bid to encourage video calling, the developers have rolled out a beta update that introduces a new video call switch button, reports The Independent. Here's how it works in real life.

In the company's announcement for Live Location tracking, it included a graphic that clearly shows the symbols for voice call and video call inside a group conversation. This consumes a lot of time, and WhatsApp - though late - has now realized that.

You can, however, try out this feature by simply downloading WhatsApp beta.

WhatsApp
Source – WABetaInfo

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.

In case you are wondering, the process will be the same if you want to switch from voice to video call. With the coming of the new feature, you will see an icon on the screen, on clicking which WhatsApp will directly switch the voice call to video.

If you are in an audio call and wanted to convert it into video call in WhatsApp, you couldn't do it quickly. But, with this new quick switch button to video call does this job easily and quickly. The recipient, on the other hand, will be allowed to either accept or decline the switch in the mode of call.

The users are advised to keep in their minds that this feature is limited to Android beta testers or those who've signed-up for WhatsApp's Beta Program. The feature was first spotted by WABetaInfo and it seems, the messaging application is now only testing this feature, collecting feedback from the beta users to make it work better. At the moment, it' still unknown on when WhatsApp is going to introduce this feature in the stable version. However, chances are it may come to the Android users very soon.

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