WhatsApp Will Let You Join Group Video Calls Even After They’ve Started

Do you always miss video calls? This new WhatsApp feature might help.


Video calls have immensely helped us get through the pandemic, and more people use them than ever before. Nearly, every messaging platform has its own video calling feature, and each one has its own unique set of features.

One of the most popular messaging platforms, WhatsApp’s video calling feature, was pretty basic until today. The Facebook-owned messaging giant is introducing a new feature where one can never miss video calls. You can slip into video calls as they’re happening.

WhatsApp’s New Feature: Never Miss a Group Call Again

When the group video call starts, you’ll see the number of participants currently on that call. The first contact that you’ll see on the list will be the person who added you. Group video call history will appear in the calls history tab as usual, but you can tap on it to view each participant from the call.

Of course, the way you start a video call remains the same. When someone wants you to join a video call, you’ll receive an invite. You can either press ignore or Join the call. To join a missed group call that is still active, all you need to do is tap the call and tap on Join.

A couple of days ago, WhatsApp also announced the multi-device feature, which allows you to keep your WhatsApp account active on up to four devices. The feature is available only for beta testers. To know more, check out this article.

What do you think about this new feature? Do you still use WhatsApp, or have you moved to another platform due to privacy and security reasons? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.

Abubakar Mohammed

Abubakar Mohammed

Abubakar is a Linux and Tech Writer. Hailing from a Computer Science background, the start of his love for Tech dates back to 2011, when he was gifted a Dell Inspiron 5100. When he's not covering Tech, you'll find him binge-watching anime and Tech content on YouTube or hunting heads in competitive FPS games. You can also find his work on Android Police and How-To Geek.
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