Every now and again, WhatsApp appears to be pretty busy testing new features. The Meta-owned messaging platform has begun testing yet another modification, which will alter how the voice call UI appears, as part of this routine. This is how it will seem.
New WhatsApp Voice Call UI Launch Soon
According to a recent tip by WABetaInfo, a well-known source of information about WhatsApp, a new voice call UI has begun to roll out for some Android and iOS beta testers as part of versions 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52, respectively.
The new user interface is designed primarily for group voice calls, which will now display real-time waveforms for each group member. As with popular video-calling systems like Microsoft Teams and others, this will be useful as a signal to let others know who is speaking and who is muted.
Further information indicates that WhatsApp will make voice calls support backgrounds. However, as of right now, the functionality cannot be changed. Once it reaches the stable version, it might be available for editing.
The newly released audio waveforms for audio messages are now joined by the voice call UI. It is a component of yet another voice calls redesign. For those who are unaware, WhatsApp released a new call screen UI last year that displayed each group member’s status as being online or not. Additionally, it made group calls that individuals could join in the middle of, known as joinable group calls.
We can’t help but speculate that this redesign may be used on a bigger scale given that WhatsApp is also exploring design changes for its Contact Info section and even the new camera UI. We’ll have to wait and see what WhatsApp intends to accomplish.
There are some other features. The list of new signs that WhatsApp is testing is extensive and includes indicators to show end-to-end encryption, new indicators to distinguish between voice notes and audio files that have been forwarded, and emoji shortcuts for the web. We’ll let you know which features are available to everyone. In the meantime, don’t forget to comment below with your thoughts on the new voice call UI!