WhatsApp has been testing a lot of new features, some of which were spotted in the new iOS beta updates. As per reports, WhatsApp has rolled out features like Joinable call, disappearing messages and other features. The view once feature was earlier made available to Android users, but now WhatsApp is testing the feature on the beta version of the iOS app. The joinable call feature, which is limited to iOS beta, for now, will also be tested on the Android beta soon.
“If you temporarily ignore to participate in a group call, and you open WhatsApp again after some time, if the group call is still ongoing, WhatsApp might present you an alert if you want to quickly join the call, without asking other participants to add you again. When there is a call you can join, you can find a “Tap to join” banner in the Calls tab and a “Join call” button in the group chat where the call is started,” Wabetainfo report said.
Another feature that WhatsApp was spotted testing was the View Once feature. The feature was earlier tested on Android beta. “WhatsApp is now rolling out the feature that allows sending photos and videos that disappear from the chat after the recipient opens them once. If the feature is already available for your WhatsApp account, you will see a view once button while sending the media. Note that it’s still possible to save the media because WhatsApp doesn’t support a screenshot detection feature,” the wabetainfo report said.
The View Once feature will not only let users set timers for messages but also for videos and photos. View Once is another name for the feature. It will disappear as soon as the receiver opens the message. However, there is no way to tell if the receiver has taken a screenshot of the message.