- WhatsApp has reportedly confirmed group calling feature in its iOS app
- WhatsApp v2.17.70 beta for iPhone has code references to group calling
- WhatsApp is also reported to be testing Unsend and Delete for Everyone
WhatsApp group calling is on its way, going by the code spotted in the latest beta version for the iPhone app. While group voice calling for WhatsApp is pretty much confirmed due to multiple references, there is only a single mention of group video calls for the platform. Nonetheless, it will be a worthwhile addition to the app, which has been adding loads of features this year for its more than 1 billion users. However, it is not yet clear when WhatsApp would roll the features.
According to WABetaInfo, which reports on upcoming features of WhatsApp, the WhatsApp v2.17.70 beta for iPhone update has code references to group calls. “The 2.17.70 iOS update has very hidden references to group calls! Before it was an internal news, now it’s all confirmed,” WABetaInfo tweeted on Sunday, adding, “There are a lot of hidden references about group voice calls, but there is only one reference about group video calls. So group video calls are partially confirmed at the moment.”
It was earlier reported that the Facebook-owned messaging app was working on a group voice calls and could release the feature next year. Facebook already has a similar feature on Messenger.