You Can Soon Invite or Join WhatsApp Calls via Sharable Links
WhatsApp is debuting an all-new feature that'll make it easier for you to invite or join calls on the platform.
Aptly dubbed Call Links, the feature allows you to create a link for either a voice or a video call which you can share with the folks you want to invite. You'll find the option to create a link under the Calls tab of your app. If you receive a link, you can simply tap it to join the call, granted that you already have a WhatsApp account.
The Meta-owned instant messaging platform is rolling out the feature to everyone this week. In case it's not available in your app yet, try checking if the latest update is already available for download. The feature was first teased in April of this year, alongside another yet-to-be-launched feature, WhatsApp Communities.
The only limitation of Call Links so far appears to be that you can't schedule a call with a link.
Apple introduced a similar feature to FaceTime last year, which even allows Android and Windows 10 PC users to join calls if they receive a link. Video conference platforms like Zoom and Google Meet have long had the feature as an option for their users.
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, in a Facebook post, said WhatsApp is testing secure and encrypted video calls for up to 32 people. He promised to share more details about the feature soon.
It's also been reported that WhatsApp could soon introduce avatars as well, giving you the ability to create a digital render of your face, which you can use to create stickers that you can send to your friends and family. You might even be able to use your avatar as a filter during video calls in the future. It's not known yet, however, when these features will arrive on the platform. Meta first launched avatars for Facebook and Instagram in 2020.
WhatsApp is rolling out Call Links, a new feature that allows you to create a link for either a voice or a video call which you can share with the folks you want to invite.
If you receive a link, you can simply tap it to join the call, granted that you already have a WhatsApp account.
The only limitation of the feature so far appears to be that you can't schedule a call with a link.