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WhatsApp Testing Video Call Switch, Locked Voice Messages

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WhatsApp appears to be working on two new features, as per WhatsApp beta watcher WABetaInfo. The first of these lets users switch the type of calls when in the midst of a call, and the second make recording a voice message much easier. Both features were spotted in WhatsApp for Android betas, but are hidden features, and can’t be accessed by end users.

Let’s start with the video-voice call app switch – WhatsApp was first spotted testing the feature back in July, and allowed users to switch between a video and voice call, or vice versa, seamlessly, without ending the current call. Now, WABetaInfo reports that the feature is being internally tested, and provided screenshots of how the updated UI.

If the switch is flipped, it doesn’t mean the voice call will switch to a video call, the other party has to consent to the request, as can be seen in the above image.

Separately, WhatsApp has been spotted esting new functionality for the voice message button. In the Android beta, users will be shown a toggle after they have started recording a voice message. This toggle will let users switch to a locked voice message recording, keeping your hands free while you a recording your message.

Earlier this month, WhasApp officially launched the ‘Delete for Everyone’ feature, finally allowing users to recall messages within 7 minutes of sending them.