If you’ve ever missed a group call on WhatsApp and were left out of the conversation, you’ll be glad to know that WhatsApp has started rolling out a feature that allows users to join in a group call even if they’ve missed the initial call. You can join and drop off a call with ease thanks to the new update. This is possible as long as the call is still ongoing, of course. The feature was previously not available on WhatsApp and has not officially been rolled out on Monday.
Users will now notice a ‘tap to join’ button in their call logs. And again, as long as the call is still operational, you can join in whenever you want. On its official blog, WhatsApp stated, “As the popularity of group calls continues to grow, we’ve been working to improve the experience for our users – while of course still providing the security and privacy of end-to-end encryption.
Today we’re introducing the ability to join a group call, even after it’s started. Joinable calls reduce the burden of answering a group call as it starts, and brings the spontaneity and ease of in-person conversations to group calling on WhatsApp. Some of the best conversations happen when you least expect it. Now, if someone in your group misses a call when the phone rings, they can still join whenever they like. You can also drop-off and re-join so long as the call is still ongoing.”
So, if you’ve ever missed out on a group cal, you now have an option to join the call whenever you want. There is no update on when each individual device will receive the update, the fact that it has officially been released means that you should be seeing the feature pop up on your phone, soon enough.