WhatsApp group calling is on its way. Whatsapp users will soon be able to choose if other participants can modify the subject of the group, its icon, and its description. Group Calling for WhatsApp is pretty much confirmed due to multiple references, there is only a single mention of group video calls for the platform.
According to the WABetaInfo on the upcoming features of WhatsApp, the WhatsApp v2.17.70 beta for iPhone update has code references to group calls. “The 2.17.70 iOS update has very hidden references to group calls! Before it was an internal news, now it’s all confirmed,” WABetaInfo tweeted on Sunday, adding, “There are a lot of hidden references about group voice calls, but there is only one reference to group video calls. So group video calls are partially confirmed at the moment.”
It was previously reported that the Facebook-owned messaging app was working on a group voice calls and could release the feature next year. Facebook has a similar feature on Messenger.
WABetaInfo tweeted, “WhatsApp 2.17.70 sends a request to the server to ask if the user you are calling is in another group call !”
It added, “Note that these references we found are very strong (but they aren’t visible for you at present) and they have allowed us to understand what WhatsApp is going to add in the application, as we did for WhatsApp for iPad”.
The WhatsApp watcher also informed that the iPhone app will soon provide group administrators more power. Along with power, the group administrator will have the ability to remove a greater number of applications from the group at once.
The WhatsApp v2.17.387 beta for Android brings new administrator features for groups. It includes the ability to select whether the participants of the group can change the subject of the group, its icon, and its description. There is also a choice to avert the group creator to be deleted from by other administrators.
WABetaInfo informs that WhatsApp is also testing the Unsend and Delete for Everyone features.