WhatsApp has updated its messaging service with support for group video calls, allowing you to chat with up to three more people simultaneously on its iOS and Android apps.
To use the new feature, you’ll need to first start a one-on-one voice or video call with a contact, and then tap the ‘add participant’ button at the top right of your screen.
WhatsApp says that its calls are encrypted end-to-end just like its standard messages. It sure took its own sweet time adding this functionality, seeing as how support for one-on-one video calls was introduced nearly two years ago.
Its parent company, Facebook, announced back at its F8 conference in May that it was building the feature for both WhatsApp and Instagram. It arrived on the latter platform back in June, with a similar four-person limit.
As I noted before, limiting calls to just four people means you can’t use it with large groups of friends and family; in contrast, iOS 12’s FaceTime allows for up to 32 people at once. Now that’s a party.
In any case, WhatsApp’s new group video calls are rolling out starting today; you’ll want to update the app to the latest version to try it out.
SAND DESIGNS- Saudi Arabia to build £400bn ‘western’ city as they look to host more sporting events after Anthony Joshua vs Ruiz Jr 2
SAUDI ARABIA plan to build a £400billion cross-border city state to become one of the planet’s leading destinations for sporting events.
And it will be governed by “western law” – instead of Islamic – to help attract hordes of fans to the Middle East in the future.
The Daily Mail claim the new city will near the Red Sea in the north west will be called Neam and will form part of the kingdom’s Vision 2030.
The project was first launched by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman two years ago and the government are believed to have recruited public affairs experts to advise on it.
Neom will operate with different laws for workers and women’s rights and give visitors freedom to drink alcohol, something denied to those at the boxing on Saturday.
Saudi has come under heavy criticism for allegedly attempting to “sports-wash” their reputation from human rights organisations such as Amnesty International.
RTVE in Spain is refusing to broadcast the inaugural edition of the rebooted Spanish Super Cup next month, which has been switched to Jeddah.
Amnesty say Joshua versus Ruiz Jr is taking place despite increased oppression of locals in a country that has executed 146 people this year.
Despite that, the Saudi government is refusing to relent in their ambitious programme for staging sporting events.
And it is part of a plan to reduce the nation’s dependency on oil and increase tourism by ten per cent within the next decade.
There will be a £15m Saudi Cup horse race next year while Tour de France organisers ASO are taking a five-stage cycling tour there.
And the owners of Formula One, Liberty Media, have been holding discussions about taking a race there.
Neom’s first stage is scheduled to be completed by 2025.
APPLY HERE: YEA partners GES for SHS non-teaching staff recruitment
In line with the mandate of the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) to create jobs for the unemployed youth of Ghana, the Agency in partnership with the Ghana Education Service (GES) seek to recruit about 7,730 young Ghanaians from across various districts of the country to be trained and deployed to Senior High Schools unders the School’s Support Programme.
This recruitment is as published in the daily graphic newspaper on the 25th of October 2019.
The School Support Programme is a school based support programme aimed at ensuring the health and safety of students and staff of various SHSs in the country.
a) Schools Guards/ Security Assistants (SAs)
b) Kitchen Assistants
Applicant must be aged between 18-35 years.
Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE)
MODE OF APPLICATION
It is an online application.
Alternatively, interested applicants may visit any of the agency’s district offices.
WhatsApp update enables users to restrict who adds them to a group
Facebook has added a new feature to WhatsApp – the ability to control who adds you to a group.
Back in April, WhatsApp rolled out the feature to some few users, mostly in India. A few changes have been made since the last update. Instead of the Group Privacy Settings alone, there is a new Blacklist option. According to WABetaInfo, the new feature is available on iOS beta version 18.104.22.168 and Android beta version 2.19.298.
The new Blacklist option replaces the “Nobody” option that has been available since the public beta rolled out in India.
Meanwhile, WhatsApp is testing a new feature under its beta version for iOS users. This new update will bring features like light splash screen, dark splash screen, hiding the muted status update, and app badge improvements among others.
The splash screen update in WhatsApp is a new start-up screen, which depending on the theme is either light or dark. In simpler words, WhatsApp is testing a new launch screen, which appears when users open the app. The splash screen just has the WhatsApp logo against a white background in light theme and the same logo against a black or grey background in a dark theme. According to IANS report, the messaging app is testing a new Splash Screen feature for both IOS and Android users.
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