You know those times when you’re on a WhatsApp call with someone and it’s only after you’re done with the call that you realize someone else tried calling you too. Well, that’s changed now with the new WhatsApp update that brings a new call-waiting function for voice calls for Android users. WhatsApp had released the feature for iOS users last month. The feature is available for version 2.19.352 of the stable Android app along with for version 2.19.357 and version 2.19.358 of WhatsApp beta, reports Gadget 360.
Earlier when the users would receive a second call on WhatsApp, it would automatically be rejected with a message saying, “Person is on another call”. This is no longer the case as WhatsApp users will now get a drop-down menu where users would get to choose between the ongoing call, rejecting an incoming call, or selecting the incoming call.
The new UI includes a green ‘End & Accept button’ to accept the second incoming call and a ‘decline’ button to reject the call. However, keep in mind that you can’t keep a call on hold or merge the two calls together, you can only either accept the new call or reject it.
Apart from the new call waiting feature, WhatsApp has been working on a slew of new features for WhatsApp users including the ‘battery saver option’ that was recently spotted by WABetaInfo in the latest WhatsApp’s beta for Android Version 2.19.353. The feature automatically switches WhatsApp to the dark mode once the battery levels of the phone drops down. Other features have also been spotted including the new Avatar Images and VoIP screen for the dark mode.