Last year, WhatsApp officially rolled out the group voice and video calling feature, which in the other hand was not friendly to access. For this reason, WhatsApp released new update for Android users that comes with a dedicated call button in group chats. The dedicated call button first arrived to iphone users early last month (December 2018).
As the name stands, the dedicated call button is used to make group calls, which requires you to add participants all at once from a slide-out tray containing the contact card of all members in a group.
The button was spotted in WhatsApp version v2.19.9. Also, the addition of this button now makes it easier for the caller to add participate from group. Previously, caller had to first start a voice or video call with a contact. Once the call was in progress, the caller will tap the button at the top-right corner of the screen to add another participant to the call. Once the call is connected, an ‘Add Person’ icon will appear at the top above the recipient’s name.
Looking at the screenshot, a dedicated call button is placed at the top right corner in group chats. Tapping on this button opens a slide-out list which contains the contact of all group members. You can now tap on the names of people you want to participate in your group voice or video call.
Additional, The new WhatsApp update for Android also fixes a bug which caused the GIF functionality to malfunction.