WhatsApp has launched a new feature that will allow users to join a group video or voice call even after it has started, enabling user to see the new participants in video call screen.
WhatsApp rolled out the Joinable group call feature on Monday which let users join a group call minutes after it started.
Reportedly, users can also leave the call midway and then rejoin a couple of minutes later.
Until now, the platform did not have this feature. If you have missed a call, you have missed it and there was no way to rejoin it.
The company said in a statement, "We've also created a call info screen so you can see who is already on the call, and who has been invited but not yet joined. If you hit 'ignore' you can join later from the calls tab in WhatsApp".
The statement further added, “When you receive a group video call, the incoming WhatsApp group video call screen will show the participants currently on the call, and the first contact listed will be the participant that added you”.
NO MORE FOMO. You won't miss a group call because you didn't get to the phone fast enough anymore! With Joinable calls on WhatsApp you can join an ongoing call at any time! pic.twitter.com/UXcF18THu4— WhatsApp (@WhatsApp) July 19, 2021
The Facebook-owned company said the 'Joinable calls' reduce the burden of answering a group call as it starts, and brings the spontaneity and ease of in-person conversations to the group calling on WhatsApp.
Additionally, the app has confirmed that the new feature will in no way affect the security and privacy of end-to-end encryption.
Moreover, the group calling on WhatsApp allows up to eight participants to video call with each other.