Voice-to-video call switch, add group description and more features

Voice-to-video call switch, add group description and more features

These features are available on WhatsApp beta version 2.18.54 for Android and version 2.18.28 for the Windows platform.

WhatsApp, a popular messaging app that competes with the likes of Hike, Google's Allo and Viber in India, started offering video calling feature in November a year ago.

The Group Description feature allows you to add a description of up to 500 characters to the group. One can do this by tapping on the search icon that is present on the top of Group Info screen.

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WhatsApp has silently rolled out a message deletion feature modification in the latest beta, extending the previous deletion window of seven minutes to a bit over an hour to erase messages either sent in error, or only meant to be displayed for a limited period of time.

Here's explaining the new group-focused features, the Group Description, as the name suggests let members of a particular group add a description to the group. The group description is visible to all members of the group and people invited to the group.

In recent times, WhatsApp has also added UPI based cashless payments option that allows you to send and receive money from other WhatsApp users. It should be noted that only group admins can change the description. For those of you who have even for used WhatsApp for video calling and there has been a situation that you needed to switch to the voice calling directly form the video calling. To add a description, a user must tap the Group Info and add a description in the box below the thumbnail image of the group. Also, the new update will now enable WhatsApp users to switch to video call whenever their device is getting ample Wi-Fi or mobile internet speed. WhatsApp has listened to our prayers, and come up with its latest update that allows you to toggle between the voice and video callings. Instead, they can simply switch from voice to video calls and vice versa.

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