Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about WhatsApp Group Voice Chats
What is the new feature introduced by WhatsApp?
WhatsApp has introduced a new feature in its beta version that allows users to engage in group voice chats, similar to the experience on Discord. It enables ongoing group audio conversation within the messaging app.
How does the new voice chat feature differ from initiating a group call?
Unlike a group call where the phones of all participants ring, the new voice chat feature sends a push notification to all members of the group chat. Users can join the conversation by tapping the waveform symbol in the upper right corner of their group chat.
Are the new voice chats protected by any security measures?
Yes, all voice chats are protected by end-to-end encryption, similar to any other form of communication on WhatsApp. Additionally, the voice chat automatically shuts down if no one has been active in it for an hour.
Who can access this new WhatsApp feature currently?
As of now, the voice chat feature is only available in beta for Android users. However, WhatsApp plans to extend this feature to more users in the coming days.