WhatsApp for Android brings call waiting support

WhatsApp Gets Call Waiting but no Call Holding support

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WhatsApp has launched a new update for Android which brings support for call waiting, new privacy settings and more.

The biggest feature is obviously the new call waiting feature, although the company has skipped adding call holding for this release.

Call waiting alerts users when they receive a WhatsApp call when they are already in the middle of another WhatsApp call with someone else. Rather than automatically disconnecting the second incoming WhatsApp call, users will now get an alert and can choose to either decline it, or disconnect the ongoing WhatsApp call to accept the other one.

Prior to the update, when Android users received a WhatsApp call in midst of another WhatsApp call, the incoming call was automatically disconnected and they would see a missed call notification when the existing conversation ended. But following the update, users can choose to pick up the incoming call while talking with another user.

The incoming call UI in WhatsApp now shows a green ‘End & Accept’ button alongside the ‘Decline’ button. If you press the red ‘Decline’ button, the incoming call will be cancelled and you can carry on with your ongoing call. However, if you tap on the ‘End & Accept’ button, the ongoing call will be disconnected so that you can talk to the other person.

In addition, the update brings new privacy settings allowing you to control who can add you to groups. Go to Settings > Account > Privacy > Groups to get started.

Finally, the update fixes an issue which caused fast battery drain on some devices.

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