WhatsApp users will soon be able to join a call by tapping a link. The latest feature called Call Links will be soon released by Meta.
Those users who can view these links will be able to join a call with a single Tap. You are required to download the latest version of WhatsApp, which is updated with the Call Links feature.
From the WhatsApp Calls tab select the Call Links option, this will generate a link for a voice or video call to share with family and friends.
Apple already has a similar feature in the form of FaceTime links introduced last year. The feature enables Apple users to allow others to join calls from Android devices and Windows PCs. Apple users can also schedule calls ahead of time using links, this feature will not be available for WhatsApp users, at least for now.
- Questions can be answered at the FAQ page at https://faq.whatsapp.com/en/general/26000030/?category=5245251
According to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, WhatsApp has additionally started testing encrypted group video calls for up to 32 people. We will keep you updated on this news as soon as the company shares more details on that front soon.
Note: Update 9/26 11:53 AM ET – Added clarification that WhatsApp will not allow users to schedule calls.