WhatsApp will benefit from a very practical function of Android

The latest beta version of the instant messaging app takes into account missed audio and video calls due to the activation of Android’s Do Not Disturb feature.

Function Do not disturb (Do Not Disturb) of Android will soon be taken into account by WhatsApp in the call history. This is the observation of our colleagues from WABetaInfo when testing the latest beta version of the application, as we can see in the two screenshots below:

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In the example above, the user missed a video call and an audio call. The app specifies that these missed calls are due to the activation of the mode Do not disturb on the smartphone. The information is also indicated in the history including the detailed list of calls (right capture). It also appears when you click on a correspondent’s discussion thread.

This mode is very practical for filtering calls, for example during meetings or in the car, but it is also practical to know if you have missed important calls. WhatsApp uses Android’s Do Not Disturb API in its latest beta to keep you informed. Note that your correspondent will know that his call was missed, but will not know that the reason is that you activated the mode. Do not disturb. The Android version thus catches up with the iOS version. Indeed, the function was deployed in June on the iOS beta version.

The arrival of this function in the beta version of the application is a first step and it should be present for all users in a future update.

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