Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Meta of which WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram are subsidiary companies, has announced that WhatsApp is introducing call links for audio and video calls.
Driving the news
The new feature would enable invitees of a call to join a WhatsApp video or audio call through a shared link. This is a change from the host or any participant adding invitees from their contacts.
- This is an easier way to invite participants to join a call. The invitees can then choose to accept or reject the link.
- The feature is in use by other platforms, including Zoom and Google Meets.
What they are saying
In the announcement released on his Facebook page, Mark Zuckerberg said this new update would be out this week and the call could accommodate up to 32 people at the same time.
The big picture
The addition of new features to WhatsApp shows that the company is stepping up its services. By this development, WhatsApp would boost its overall experience, therefore rivaling the pressure from other messaging platforms.