WhatsApp update changes how phone calls work forever – but there's a catch | The Sun

WHATSAPP is working on a brand new feature that will make Groups even more annoying – depending on how you feel about calls anyway.

The popular chat app is making it possible to schedule calls.

So it might be harder to make an excuse to get out of some big family call you'd rather avoid next time around.

Conversely, it'll make things a lot easier for people with busy schedules.

WhatsApp expert site WABetaInfo leaked an early screenshot of the new feature.

It shows a brand new button at the top of the Group chat where you can hit schedule call.

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This opens a popup, which asks you to set a title, date and time.

"Members of the group will be notified when the call is scheduled and when it starts," the box says.

It's only an early test build of the new feature though, so there's no telling when – and if – it'll launch on the main WhatsApp everyone uses anytime soon.

Not even beta testers have had a chance to use it yet.

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But if you want to be first, joining the beta programme is your best chance.

How to get WhatsApp beta

To download WhatsApp beta for your smartphone you need to go to Google Play on your Android and search for WhatsApp.

Scroll down the page until you see "Become a Beta Tester".

Tap the "I'm In" button and then click "Join" to confirm.

Now all you have to do is wait for the update to the beta version of the app.

Joining the WhatsApp beta on iOS is more difficult, and has limited capacity.

Follow Apple’s guide here.

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