The latest beta version of WhatsApp reveals that the option to make group voice calls will soon be available in the popular chat app.
The Facebook owned messaging platform references a new group voice call feature in beta version 2.17.70, WaBetaInfo reported.
The new feature would allow you to add multiple contacts to a single voice call.
“There are a lot of hidden references about group voice calls, but there is only one reference about group video calls,” WaBetaInfo revealed in a Tweet.
The 2.17.70 iOS update has very hidden references to group calls!
Before it was an internal news, now it's all confirmed ???
For example, WhatsApp 2.17.70 sends a request to the server to ask if the user you are calling is in another group call!
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) 21 October 2017
The WaBetaInfo Twitter account has become the go to place to get the lowdown on new WhatsApp features before they are made available in the full version of the app.
The account has a proven track record in predicting upcoming new features before they are officially launched.
WhatsApp added the option to make voice calls last year but the new feature would allow users to add multiple people to the same call.
It is also reported that the same feature could be added to make group video calls.
News of the new feature comes less than a week after WhatsApp rolled out the option to track the movements of friends in real time.
The new feature, called Live Location, lets users track the movements of their friends for a specific period of time, from 15 minutes, one hour or eight hours.
Announcing the new feature, WhatsApp said Live Location is “a simple and secure way to let people know where you are”.