The most popular messaging service, WhatsApp already has calling support and that has been available for quite some time now. However, for some strange reason unknown, the Facebook-owned company did not add support for important calling features such as call waiting and holding.
Well, that appears to be changing now as WhatsApp is adding ‘Call Waiting’ support to the smartphone app on Android, so if you’re on a WhatsApp call and you get another in-app call in the background, you will get a notification and can choose to answer or reject the call from the notification.
Still No Call Holding…
Though, the new change is welcoming, it’s surprising that there’s still no support for putting an ongoing call on hold, so if you choose to answer a waiting call, the other call will automatically get disconnected.
That seems like a fairly obvious oversight on WhatsApp’s part, but at least now you get to know if someone calls you while you’re on another call. Before this feature had rolled out, if someone called you while you were on another call, you wouldn’t be notified of it, and the caller will just hear the phone ring and then get disconnected after a while, which can look quite rude, especially if it’s someone important to you. With this new update, WhatsApp is hoping to solve at least part of that problem, although the ability to hold calls should’ve been included as well.
Where To Download WhatsApp v2.19.352
Anyway, the feature is reportedly available on WhatsApp v2.19.352 and above for consumers, and WhatsApp for Business v2.19.128 for businesses. The feature is also available on the latest beta for the chat application.