“Today we are introducing the ability to join a group call even after it has started. Reachable calls reduce the burden of answering a group call early on and bring the spontaneity and ease of in-person conversations to group calls on WhatsApp, ”the platform said in a blog post.
How to join a missed group call in progressTo join a missed group call, open the “calls” tab and, if the call is in progress, tap the call you want to join. This will open the call information screen. In the call menu, press “Join”.
The feature also features a new call information screen, which allows users to see who is on the call, as well as invited users who have not yet joined.
The feature allows users to decide when they want to join the group call. If users click “ignore”, they can join later (if they wish) from the “calls” tab of WhatsApp.
It is also possible for users to leave an existing call and join it later if the call is still in progress.
Group video calls on WhatsApp currently allow up to eight participants.
“Reachable calls are rolling from today and we hope people can start to get the most out of the new experience,” WhatsApp said.