WhatsApp Web Beta Gets “Call Back” Alert for Missed Calls Notification Within Chat Window

With the new Call Back feature, WhatsApp Web users will never miss another call.

  • WhatsApp is now rolling out a new Call Back alert feature for WhatsApp Web beta users.
  • The call back alert appears next to the missed call prompt within the chat window.
  • This way, WhatsApp Web users are unlikely to miss any important calls and can return the call from within the chat.

WhatsApp Web beta users are now receiving a new Call Back feature in their app. WABetaInfo reports that the feature is rolling out for users with the new version 2.2323.1.0. Notably, the Meta-owned instant messaging platform rolled out video and voice calling features to its desktop client in September 2021. Now, the company is adding new capabilities to the calling feature on WhatsApp Web clients. This feature will ensure that none of the missed calls received by WhatsApp Web users go unnoticed. Here’s all you need to know about the WhatsApp Web Call Back feature.

WhatsApp Web Call Back Feature Rolling Out to Beta Users

WhatsApp Web users can now call back missed calls from the chat window.
WhatsApp Web users can now call back missed calls from the chat window.

As you can see in the screenshot shared by WABetaInfo, the callback prompt is shown next to the missed call notifications within the chat window itself. Currently, for regular WhatsApp Web users, the app only shows missed call notifications to users. With the new feature, users can click on the callback button to instantly return the call. It works for both voice and video calls. It will make a return voice call or video call, depending on the type of call they missed. 

The new WhatsApp Web call back feature will be available to users downloading the latest 2.2323.1.0 version from Microsoft Store. WABetaInfo notes that the new version might not show for some users. But not to worry since the update is rolling out worldwide gradually and is expected to reach all beta users in the next few weeks. We can also expect the feature to land on a stable release soon.

Recently, WhatsApp also improved video communication on Android and iOS beta platforms. Taking a leaf from Snapchat and Telegram’s book, WhatsApp has introduced video message sharing in its latest WhatsApp beta for iOS and WhatsApp beta for Android The feature allows users to send real-time video messages up to 60 seconds to their contacts. 

The company recently also rolled out its screen sharing during video call feature to the iOS beta platform. The feature was already available to Android beta users. The feature adds a new dedicated screen-sharing button in the bottom row during the video call. 

It is clear that WhatsApp is working overtime to become a one-stop solution for all voice and video-related services and take on platforms like Meets, Zoom, Skype, etc. WhatsApp might race past its alternatives due to the massive user base of around 2.78 billion and new features being added.