New Features: WhatsApp rolls out tab for call history within the app sidebar for its users- Know details
WhatsApp is a popular messaging platform with more than 2 billion users across the globe. The Meta-owned company keeps bringing new features to improve the app experience for its users. As per a latest report by WaBetaInfo, WhatsApp is rolling out the ability to track call history within its desktop app. For those unaware, WaBetaInfo is an online tracker which traces new and upcoming features of WhatsApp.
In other news, WhatsApp is reportedly working on a new feature for its desktop users. Called the Screen Lock, the feature will ask for a password every time any user opens the application. It will bring an additional layer of security to WhatsApp and protect unauthorized access when the user is not using his/her device running WhatsApp. According to the WaBetaInfo report, the feature is currently under development and is expected to be released to some beta testers in the future.
Meanwhile, WhatsApp has already released some new features for mobile and desktop users, including the new Poll feature for Android and iOS. Users can create and manage polls in groups and in individual chats. To create poll-
- Open chat or group you want to start a poll in.
- Click on the attach icon (paperclip icon) available next to the chat bar.
- Now select the poll option.
- Enter the question and option for the poll. You can add upto 12 options in the poll.
WhatsApp Desktop Call History Feature
WhatsApp recently rollout the sidebar in WhatsApp beta for Windows 2.2240.1.0. The section gave users easier access tabs such as chat list, status updates, and settings. Now the platform is releasing another tab- calls tab within the sidebar to help users check call history including both voice and video calls. WhatsApp has already released the new update for some beta testers and will make it available for more users soon. The calls tab feature is expected to be released for everyone in the future updates of the app.
The beta for Windows 2.2246.4.0 update, which includes the option to control call history from the desktop app itself, has reportedly been made available by WhatsApp on the Microsoft Store. This indicates that the feature is only now accessible to desktop beta users.
Users of WhatsApp’s desktop app can get a list of their call history in the new tab. By accessing the calling card, they will also have access to details about the call. The call history may not immediately sync with the one on your mobile device because this programme is still in beta testing, according to the report. It goes on to say that calls made via the native desktop app might not actually display on your phone. The problem will probably be fixed in a subsequent release.
In relation, Whatsapp has rolled out another feature through which users can now take polls through the messaging app and do not have to rely on other apps or websites. A poll can be created on WhatsApp and can be circulated through the same. WhatsApp has been testing out a lot of new features lately and is working hard to make the App extremely user-friendly.