WhatsApp has added a number of new features to its arsenal, including muting individual users during group calls. The possibility is useful when someone forgets to do it themselves or when there are several interlocutors in the same room, creating an echo effect.
Group communication hosts on popular services like Zoom and Microsoft Teams can mute individual members or collectively, but for the first time WhatsApp offered every user in a group the option to mute everyone else. Also in the messenger it became possible to send messages to individual participants in group calls – to note something in a general conversation or to send a joke that others may not like. Finally, WhatsApp now notifies when connecting new members to start a group call.
The new version of the messenger also includes other features that appeared earlier in the beta version: now the user can select contacts, see their profile photos and information, as well as the time of their last appearance on the platform. Recall, earlier this week, the head of WhatsApp company Meta* Mark Zuckerberg revealed that in the foreseeable future it will finally be possible to transfer chat history from Android to iPhone – the reverse transfer feature appeared last year.
* It is included in the list of public associations and religious organizations for which the court made a final decision, activities on the grounds of Federal Law No. 114-FZ of July 25, 2002 “On Combating Extremist Activity”.