If you are a regular user of online video calling platforms like Zoom, Google Meet, Skype or Microsoft Teams. You would have seen a feature to join a group call even if you missed it at calling time. So most of the users were also looking for the same feature of join group calls on WhatsApp messenger. Now finally WhatsApp has rolled out this feature for their beta users also introduced a new UI for the group calling where users can easily join a group call even when they missed it.
Join Group Calls on WhatsApp
WhatsApp announced this feature rollout of “Group Call Join” via their official blog post. So here this feature reduces the tension of receiving a group call at the same calling time. Users can easily join the group calls when they want same as Google Meet, Zoom etc.
This joinable group call feature is applicable for both group video and voice calls on WhatsApp even they missed it. So when to join an ongoing group call users will see the calls on top of their tabs when they will come online. From these ongoing calls, users can choose any one of them and with a couple of clicks, they can join.
Moreover, if users want to join the call from a specific group they can open the chat window and click on the “Join Call” option. Here they can join group calls on WhatsApp without any member o admin permission for now.
With this new joinable call feature, users will also see the newly updated call screen UI. Here users can see all the participants who have joined the call and who is offline now. This UI looks similar to the Apple FaceTime app where you can see all the same UI if you are an iPhone user.
How to Use Joinable Group Calls Feature in WhatsApp
We tested the feature on WhatsApp beta for Android (v184.108.40.206) and iOS (v2.21.140), as well as the stable build on iPhone. Although the feature is not yet live on the stable version, it worked fine on the beta builds of the app. You can check out the steps below to try it out yourself.
- Open WhatsApp messenger in you iOS or Android device.
- Now open any group where you want to join group calls on WhatsApp or make a call.
- Suppose if any user missed the group video or voice call then he can see the join call option in their recent call or top head can join by tapping on.