the trick to schedule group calls from your cell phone

WhatsApp has established itself as the main communication tool for millions of people in the world, this is due to the fact that the service is continuously incorporating new functions that help establish contact with others in an agile and effective way.

Thanks to this initiative, those who use the Meta messaging service have had the possibility of have several tools to be able to communicate with other people and without having to resort exclusively to text messages. Since today the application offers the possibility of sending voice notes, videos, photos or making a call or video calls.

That is why the application developed by Meta announced that a new update is ready through the TestFlight Beta program, specifically in version, which allows you to schedule calls or video calls.

WhatsApp continues to update constantly. – Photo: NurPhoto via Getty Images

According to the portal WABetaInfothis new feature makes it easy for users to schedule a call with other group members.

This new tool will have a menu, which will be presented as a programming option in which you can choose the moment in which the group call begins and thus assign the respective name. When you start the conversation, all the contacts that are part of the group will be notified so that they can join.

It is important to mention that WhatsApp currently allows up to 32 members in a call and, according to Meta, “all calls on WhatsApp are end-to-end encrypted by default to protect people’s privacy and security.”

In addition, the application allows you to create links, with the aim of making a last-minute call or with some planning. However, with this new tool you can organize meetings or events in advance.

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WhatsApp allows 32 members on calls. – Photo: NurPhoto via Getty Images
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Hidden features of WhatsApp that few know about

Create chat shortcuts

The instant messaging application has a resource that makes it possible to create shortcuts for the conversations that you consider most relevant, thanks to this resource you can quickly access a chat without having to open the apps.

To do so, you must enter a conversation, then open the chat menu and click on ‘more’, then you will have to select the ‘Create shortcut’ option. Once these actions have been carried out, the user will have on the home screen of his smartphone some icons with the conversations that you handle the most on WhatsApp.

temporary messages

The temporary messages tool is a great resource for be guaranteed that certain intimate or confidential content shared in a chat will disappear of the conversation without leaving any trace.

Currently, the user activates the functionality so that all the content of a chat is automatically deleted after 24 hours, 7 days or 3 months. Thanks to this resource, the user will know that in a certain period of time the contents will be deleted.

On the other hand, this resource is also a great ally for those who need to keep their cell phone storage free of large files that clutter up the device’s memory, since this tool will be able to automatically clean up some conversations that are usually filled with photos, videos, audios and other junk content.

WhatsApp only has a verification system that requires the introduction of a PIN code.
Users prefer to keep a privacy in the application. – Photo: dpa/picture alliance via Getty I

Create GIF from videos

The application offers the possibility of sending gifs of the file that is available in the same application, but you can also send those that are created with the same device from which you are connected.

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To create it, it is necessary to follow the following steps:

  • Open the WhatsApp application.
  • Enter the chat to which the content will be sent.
  • In the text box, click on the camera, from where audiovisual content is sent.
  • Choose the video to be transformed into a GIF.
  • Trim the video to a maximum of 6 seconds, if its duration is longer.
  • Two icons will appear at the top: a camera and a GIF icon. Click on the second.
  • Click on the submit button.

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