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WhatsApp Now Allows Users Mute Individual During Group Calls

By Lawrence Agbo
June 20, 2022

WhatsApp has added several new features over the weekend, including the option to mute others during group calls.

This function appears to be handy not only for muting those who don't mute themselves, but also if you're in the same room as someone else in the chat and don't want to hear their remarks repeated.

While some conferencing programmes such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams allow hosts to mute all (or particular) participants, most don't allow individual users to mute anybody they wish during a session. This function provides a new degree of control that's probably best reserved for frantic meetings with up to eight individuals on video calls or 32 on audio conversations.

In addition to the new muting feature, WhatsApp also allows you to message particular people while on a group call, which is useful if you need to send a note to someone or crack a joke that might not go down well with the entire group.


WhatsApp has also introduced a new banner that will notify you when someone joins a call after it has already begun.

More than simply its group calling capability is being developed by the messaging service. WhatsApp said on Friday that you can now control who sees your profile photo, about, and last seen status, which reveals when you were last active on the network.

This could assist keep your profile hidden from professional contacts or anyone you don't want to have access to it 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Due to potential privacy concerns, WhatsApp began hiding your last seen status from outsiders by default last year.


WhatsApp finally allowed Android users to move their chat histories to iPhones earlier this week after the firm first allowed users to transfer their conversation data oppositely (from iPhone to Android) last year.


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