Links for video calls are most common in apps like Zoom, FaceTime, Google Meet, or Teams. But now instant messaging app WhatsApp is also rolling out the Call Links feature to allow one to share a link of a call with family and friends.
WhatsApp is introducing the Call Links functionality for voice calls. In only one swipe, you will be able to start and join a call, according to WhatsApp.
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced in a Facebook post that Meta is working on a new feature called ‘Call Links’.
The call links feature lets users share a link where others can join the audio or video call by just tapping on the link. More importantly, group video calls on WhatsApp will now support 32 users. Previously the limit was eight users for group video calls on the platform.
The call links feature will be rolling out during the cause of the week to all users; you will need to keep an eye on app updates from WhatsApp.
The chat app noted that the shared link will expire after 90 days of inactivity. However, if you send it to someone who doesn’t use WhatsApp, they will be redirected to download the app.
Once available, the option to create call links can be found in the calls tab where users will be able to share links for both audio and video calls. The link can also be shared on other platforms and lets users join calls using a single tap.
WhatsApp has been testing quite a number of new features like the ability to search for messages by date, hide online status from others and edit a message after it is sent and the most recent one is the WhatsApp Community that lets admins create a community with multiple user groups. Hopefully, this feature will start rolling out to users soon.