Join the conversation: WhatsApp launch group Voice Chat, Discord style
Delhi : The Meta-owned company WhatsApp confirmed on Monday that it is launching a new audio chat function for big groups that is similar to Discord. The new function is meant to cause less disruption than ringing all of the group members during a group call. You tap the in-chat bubble to join a voice chat, which begins silently and without any ringing. The introduction of the new feature is hardly shocking, since WABetaInfo revealed in August that WhatsApp was doing beta testing of audio conversations.
With this function, you may continue texting individuals who are unable to join while conversing with those who can. By selecting the call controls at the top of the conversation, you may easily unmute, hang up, or message the group without having to exit the audio chat.
Over the next several weeks, WhatsApp will begin offering audio conversations to large groups worldwide, beginning with those that have 33 or more members. WhatsApp states that end-to-end encryption is used by default to secure voice conversations. Voice chats on WhatsApp enable big groups of people to interact with spoken discussions, much like their voice chat counterparts on Discord, Telegram, and Slack.
The statement made today coincides with WhatsApp rolling out a number of new features on the app in recent months. Users may now utilise two accounts at once thanks to a recent business rollout. In order to improve the shopping experience, it also included passkey support for Android users and new "Flows" features that allow users to make appointments or select a seat on a flight without ever leaving the app.