WhatsApp to feature a new ‘Quick Switch’ feature

Published on January 10, 2018

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has quickly become one of the most-used-applications of the generation. The popular chatting platform consists of millions of users. The developers are thus, constantly working towards improving the experience for their users, through numerous updates.

Sometime last year, the company took the wraps off a slew of new features – all of which were aimed towards enhancing the user experience. It now seems like the company is gearing up to bring newer features to the table, as the New Year has arrived.

WhatsApp to feature a new ‘Quick Switch’ feature

According to a report published by Deccan Chronicle, the company is working towards developing a new type of feature called, ‘Quick Switch.’ The new feature has been rumored to be added to the chatting platform for months now. The information, provided through WABetaInfo, suggests that the company will finally be releasing a new update via the Google Play Beta version 2.18.4 soon.

The software introduces a new video calling switch button which allows the screen to pop up even if it is a voice call. “A new button pops up on the screen while in a voice call,” reports Deccan Chronicle. “If the user presses the video button, the chatting platform will automatically send a request to the recipient, asking if they want to convert the current voice call into a possible video call,” the report by Deccan Chronicle further adds.

Previously, if individuals wished to convert their voice calls to video calls, they would have to manually make the switch. The latest feature is currently available on leading Android smartphones that run on Android 6.0 and above. The company has also gone on to add a newer Instagram-WhatsApp feature, wherein users can post their Instagram Stories directly from the WhatsApp through the ‘Status’ feature. The company hasn’t confirmed the existence of any such feature as yet. Let’s see whether or not this turns out to be true.

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