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WhatsApp Gets Call Waiting Feature on Android

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WhatsApp Gets Call Waiting Feature on Android

WhatsApp has Introduced new very useful feature for Android app call waiting.

As the name clearly suggests, this features alerts users when they receive a WhatsApp call when they are already in the middle of another WhatsApp call with someone else.

Rather than automatically disconnecting the second incoming WhatsApp call, users will now get an alert and can choose to either decline it, or disconnect the ongoing WhatsApp call to accept the other one.

 It must be clear that this is not the same as putting a call on hold, since two users can’t be on the same line simultaneously. The feature is now available for both Android, after being made available for the iPhone app late last month.

It is now available via the Google Play Store. We can confirm that the call waiting feature on WhatsApp is now available in version 2.19.352 of the stable Android app, as well as version 2.19.357 and version 2.19.358 of the beta app.

In case you haven’t received the update yet, you can download the stable build from APKMirror here.

How WhatsApp call waiting works?

As we all experience that if some one attending call on whatsapp and in mid if there is another call during that exciting  call, first we did not get the notification of second call, secondly only a missed call notification appear when first call ended up.

But following the update, users can choose to pick up the incoming call while talking with another person.

The incoming call UI in WhatsApp now shows a green ‘End & Accept’ button alongside the ‘Decline’ button. If you press the red ‘Decline’ button, the incoming call will be cancelled and you can carry on with your ongoing call. However, if you tap on the ‘End & Accept’ button, the ongoing call will be disconnected so that you can talk to the other person.

In addition to call waiting, the new WhatsApp update also marks the wider rollout of the updated group privacy feature that allows users to decide who can add them to a WhatsApp call. You can check this out by following this path:

Account > Privacy > Groups in the settings menu

 The changelog of the new stable and beta WhatsApp updates also mentions the arrival of fingerprint lock feature for the app that was announced back in October. You can enable this feature by going to Settings

Account > Privacy > Fingerprint lock

via: web desk

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