Tuesday, 23 January, 2018

Have you experienced WhatsApp's new quick switch feature?

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Sherri Watson | 10 January, 2018, 09:30

Popular instant messaging platform WhatsApp announced an update on its platform which would enable users to easily switch from voice to video call. Once successfully tested, it will be available in the stable version. The transition will be extremely seamless and it is no longer required to disconnect the call so as to switch to another form of communication.

This new feature is added to the WhatsApp Beta 2.18.4 version, which is now rolling out to users enrolled in WhatsApp Beta program.

If you want to try this feature, you just need to download the WhatsApp version 2.18.4 beta and install it on your phone. Before you send out the voice message WhatsApp will allow you to preview the same by pressing the small "Play" button as shown in the picture above.

Needless to say, arrival of the new feature will make many Android WhatsApp users happy.

After all, there are times when a voice call may be initiated between two strangers or people who are talking for the first time for a goal. WhatsApp has included a dedicated button to directly switch between calls.

WhatsApp has always been rumoured to be working on a feature that allows users to switch to video calls during a voice call. This consumes a lot of time, and WhatsApp - though late - has now realized that. It is not a great way to instantly switch to video when you choose to. For instance, imagine you are on a voice call with your friend and decide to switch to video call.

In case the recipient doesn't accept the call request, WhatsApp will continue the voice call. We will keep you posted once the feature goes official to iOS users. Currently, this feature is hidden and under the internal testing by developers. The new Audio preview feature will let WhatsApp users listen to a preview of their voice recording before sending it out to the recipient. We are not sure if the iOS users will get upgraded to the feature anytime soon or not.