Messaging firm WhatsApp rolled out a public update that allows users to join group calls after they start.
This feature has been available for video conferencing platforms such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams.
The Facebook-owned company announced this new update yesterday.
WhatsApp has been increasing its Android Updates, it’s now testing encrypted cloud on the Android platform.
The messaging application already offers end-to-end messages encryption, so third parties cannot view them.
There’s a new call information screen that shows you are about to join a call. This shows which people are on the call, who was invited and hasn’t joined yet.
As normal, these calls are still end-to-end encrypted.
Users can also decide to decline the call by clicking on the Ignore button and maybe join later from the call tab.
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For the most part, there’s also cloud backup encryption for your messages on WhatsApp. Which can be viewed by the federal authorities if a search warrant is involved.
However, according to a report by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp has the technology to independently encrypt backups in the cloud.
The Site also mentioned that in the newest beta update for Android (184.108.40.206) the technology was enabled.
This is changing with the latest public beta. You can operate multiple independent secondary devices, allowing your phone and four other devices at once.
WhatsApp’s new feature is sure to keep user’s calls and presence private, while It positions itself as a primer messaging platform.
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