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WhatsApp Will Soon Allow Users to Join Missed Call and Add Biometric Authentication Using Face Unlock

WhatsApp Will Soon Allow Users to Join Missed Call and Add Biometric Authentication Using Face Unlock
Image courtesy: WABetaInfo

WhatsApp is one of world’s most popular instant messaging services and is used by over two billion users worldwide. The Facebook-owned messaging app often rolls out new features through the updates in its beta versions. Recently, WhatsApp had rolled out a new option to mute chats for ‘forever,’ which was in tests on WhatsApp Beta for months. Now, WhatsApp has reportedly added a new ‘join missed call’ feature on WhatsApp Beta with version 2.20.203.3. The feature was first spotted by WABetaInfo and published on its website.

WhatsApp Will Soon Allow Users to Join Missed Call and Add Biometric Authentication Using Face Unlock
Image courtesy: WABetaInfo

The messaging app has rolled out this feature through a new update that will allow users to join an ongoing group call on WhatsApp. The ‘join missed call’ feature is still under development and may take some time to reach the public through an official update.

New WhatsApp Features in Testing

As per the report of WABetaInfo, WhatsApp has rolled out the ‘join missed call’ feature through the WhatsApp Beta for Android update 2.20.203.3. The feature provides two options after a user missed a group call invitation — Join, and Ignore. When a user clicks on the Join button, it sends a request to join the ongoing group call, if still active.

The WhatsApp Beta version 2.20.203.3 is also testing a feature of biometric lock. This will allow users to open WhatsApp after a biometric authentication using a fingerprint or face ID. As of now, the Android version of WhatsApp has only a fingerprint lock feature available in the biometric lock. The iOS version of WhatsApp already has this feature, though.

These two new WhatsApp features are still under development and testing. We expect WhatsApp to roll out these features through the next update soon. If you want to make use of these new features before they’re available for the public, join the WhatsApp Beta program on Google Playstore.

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