Meta-owned messaging platform WhatsApp is reportedly working on a new feature which will allow users to schedule calls within their group chats. Users will be able to select a title, date and time for their call, making sure that everyone in the group is aware of when it will take place, reports WABetaInfo. Also Read - WhatsApp Will Soon Allow iPhone Users To Edit Sent Messages - Watch Video
It is useful when the group is organising an event, by allowing members to schedule a call to discuss the details and confirm that everyone is available. Also Read - WhatsApp will soon allow iOS users to edit messages
The ability to schedule a call within the group chats is currently under development and is expected to be released in a future update of the application, the report said. Meanwhile, last week, it was reported that the messaging platform was working on a new feature which will allow users to create calling shortcuts. Also Read - WhatsApp working on new 'audio chats' feature on Android
With the new feature, it will be possible to create a calling shortcut by just tapping the contact cell within the list of contacts. This feature will be helpful for users who frequently make calls to the same person and do not want to go through the same process again-and-again, that is, opening the application and searching for the contact every time.
WhatsApp has also announced new features coming to its status, including ‘Voice Status’, ‘Status Reactions’ and much more. The new features have started rolling out to users globally and will be available to everyone in the coming weeks, the company said in a statement.
The ‘Voice Status’ feature allows users to record and share voice messages for up to 30 seconds on WhatsApp status. On the other hand, ‘Status Reactions’ allows users to give a quick and easy way to respond to status updates from their friends and close contacts.
“This was the #1 feature users wanted, following the launch of Reactions last year. You can now quickly reply to any status by swiping up and tapping on one of eight emojis. You can of course still reply to a status with text, voice message, stickers and more,” the platform said.
The company also introduced other features including ‘Private Audience Selector’, ‘Status Profile Rings for New Updates’ and ‘Link Previews on Status’.
–Inputs from IANS