WhatsApp’s new feature can make audio and video calls easier for you

Illustration of WhatsApps logo on a smartphone.  — Reuters/File
Illustration of WhatsApp logo on a smartphone. — Reuters/File

WhatsApp is rolling out a beta version of its latest update for Android users, which will make audio and video calls easier for users.

The feature was announced earlier by Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta – the parent company of Facebook and WhatsApp, on the online social media and social networking service. However, it has been disabled for unknown reasons for Android and iOS users.

The feature allows users to create a call link and is finally available to install with the latest version of the social messaging app.

To find out if the feature is enabled for your account, go to the Calls tab to see the “Create a call link” option. If you see the option, it means you can start creating a shareable link for calls.

You can choose whether you want to make an audio or video call. These calls can also be converted into a group call if they are joined by more than two people. In addition, calls are end-to-end encrypted and no one else can join them or listen to the content of the call.

Users can share links only with people they want to include in the call and people they trust. The caller’s number will be visible to everyone on the call.