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WhatsApp Makes Call Waiting Feature Available on Android

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Whatsapp now has the call waiting option, although facebook hasn’t included call holding yet. This comes as the company is trying to improve its Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) Service.


This piece of news, as reported by Android Police, means you now get a notification if you’re on a call and someone tries to call you. Before now, very few VOIP providers support the feature, however, WhatsApp has distinguished itself from the rest.


WhatsApp call to have a call-waiting feature soon. Photo: APKPure.


This news means that you will finally be able to see and take other calls waiting in your log while you are on a WhatsApp call.


The update, which originally was out for iOS, is now part of WhatsApp’s latest 2.19.357 update on Android.


The update also brings group privacy settings and Fingerprint Lock to Android phones along with call waiting.


At the same time, WhatsApp is also testing a new “delete messages” feature and a long-awaited dark mode in its latest beta.


The call-waiting feature is available in v2.19.352 (APK Mirror) and above of WhatsApp, and v2.19.128 (APK Mirror) of WhatsApp Business, and can be downloaded from play store.

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What The Call Waiting Feature Brings

It should be noted that the feature is slightly different from how the call waiting works with cellular calls. On regular phone calls, you can put people on hold, and in a way simultaneously talk to two people by switching between calls. On WhatsApp, you can only be active on only one call.


So what the call waiting feature on WhatsApp does is:

  • If you are already on a WhatsApp call, you will see if there is a new incoming call on your WhatsApp number.
  • Once you see this call, you will get an option to either accept it or reject it. You will not be able to put it on hold or put on hold the call that you are already on.
  • Therefore, you have to prioritise and make a choice: you want to continue with your old call or want to disconnect and take the new call.


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