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How to Get Call Waiting Feature on WhatsApp

Written by Hassan Abbas

Waiting Feature on WhatsApp: If someone tries to call you on WhatsApp when you’re already on a WhatsApp call, then the caller received a busy tone. This was because you can’t bother at the time when you were receiving another call. The latest update to WhatsApp changes just that as the Facebook-owned service has now started rolling out a new version of its popular messaging app.

Update: WhatsApp has now launched a new ‘Call waiting’ feature for Android phones. From now on users will now have the ability to choose whether they want to pick up the call that is on wait or ignore them. After installing the update, if you get a second call on WhatsApp while already being on a call, your phone will notify you about the second call.

The second call features a ‘Decline’ button in a red box and an ‘End & Accept’ inside a green box. Pressing ‘Decline’ will reject the second call while swiping on ‘End & Accept’ will end the first call and connect you to the second caller. There’s no option for keeping a call on hold or merging the two calls into a conference call.

How to get WhatsApp Call Waiting feature

Required WhatsApp version

This new call wait feature on WhatsApp is only active for version 2.19.352 of stable launch and versions 2.19.357/2.19.358 on beta channels. You can get it only by updating the WhatsApp app on your Android device.

Updating via Google Play

Step 1:

Open Google Play on your Android device.

  • Alternatively, you can download the latest version of WhatsApp here.
Step 2:

Now search for ‘WhatsApp’ at the top.

Step 3:

Click on the WhatsApp app from the search result.

Step 4:

Click on Update.

Updating via APK file

Step 1:

Allow your phone to install apps from sources other than Google Play.

  • Check Menu > Settings.
  • Click on Security.
  • Switch the toggle next to Unknown Sources.
Step 2:

Download the latest WhatsApp update from APK Mirror.

Step 3:

Open the downloaded file.

Step 4:

Click Install.

  • This will now install the latest version of WhatsApp on your device.

There you go! You now have call waiting enabled on WhatsApp.

Conclusion:

For further queries and questions let us know in the comment section below!

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About the author

Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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