WhatsApp has introduced a new feature which makes users switch from a voice call to a video call or vice versa.
The new feature is currently available for Android users on WhatsApp beta 2.18.4 version and newer.
The new feature will enable WhatsApp users to switch between different call modes without disconnecting the call. It appears when you’re in the middle of a WhatsApp voice call, and tapping it will send a request to the person you’re talking to, asking if they want to switch from voice to video. If they accept the offer, the call will be switched. If they decline, the voice call will continue as normal.
The current version of WhatsApp forces to end a voice call before switching to a video call, so the new feature should save a little bit of time and unnecessary hassle.
WhatsApp is reportedly working on the new feature to come to group chats in the near future.