WhatsApp has recently rolled out a new feature for video calls and audio calls- called Call Links, where users can schedule the call for joining audio or video calls, very much similar to Zoom and Google meet. The new feature has been operational for weeks now and is available for both Android and iOS devices. ALSO READ: Diwali 2022: Here are some last-minute gifting ideas you must not miss
What to do if your WhatsApp does not show this feature?
The answer is simple- update your app from your Google Play store or Apple App Store. Another this is- you have to keep a check on the updated version, as the latest version is 126.96.36.199- once, this version is updated, then you must check if the feature is available on your app or not.
Where will the new feature be visible?
Create Call Link feature will be visible on the 'Call' section of the app (messages, status, call- the third one).
How to use the feature?
Once the new feature is downloaded, now you have to follow the following steps which will help you to access the feature:
- Open WhatsApp
- Tap on the 'Calls' section
- On the top, you will see 'Create call link - share a link for your WhatsApp call'
- Once you click on it, another window will open in the app with:
- A call link
- Call Type (video or voice)
- Send link via WhatsApp option
- Copy link
- Share link
Now if you tap on the link given in the window, then you will be directed to a video call window and you will get two options there-
- Leave for leaving the call
- Joining the call
When you tap on Call Type, a pop-up window will come up to make you select a call type- either video or voice call
Send link via Whatsapp will redirect you to the recent chats and groups in which you have been actively interacting
Copy link will just copy the link and let you share it externally via email, WhatsApp message, telegram, etc
Share link will redirect you to share the link with your contacts externally and externally as well
How many people can join the call?
WhatsApp has stated that overall 32 WhatsApp contacts can join the video call via a link or could be added to the video call. Previously, WhatsApp video calls used to incorporate only 8 participants in the video call or voice call, but this new feature is certainly very helpful to connect 32 participants- and could be used officially for work calls as well as family get together as well.