WhatsApp Group Calling Now Rolling Out to Select Android Beta, iOS Users

WhatsApp Group Calling Now Rolling Out to Select Android Beta, iOS Users

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Few WhatsApp for iOS 2.18.52 users have received group video calling
  • Same goes for very few Android beta version 2.18.145 and above users
  • A new Add participant button shows up in WhatsApp video call

At the F8 keynote, it was announced that the Facebook-owned WhatsApp is getting the group calling feature soon. Now, a few users are reporting that they are seeing the feature in their Android and iOS app, and are able to use it. Mind you, very few users are reporting this update, and it doesn’t mean that the official roll out has begun. WhatsApp is the biggest messaging app in the world, with over a billion active users globally.

WABetaInfo reports that few users on WhatsApp iOS version 2.18.52 and Android beta version 2.18.145 and above can see group video calling activated. This feature is not officially rolled out yet, and it does not work on the invitation system either. Users just have to be very lucky to see this feature, and WhatsApp seems to have randomly picked a segment of users to test this feature with. In any case, this does mean that the group calling feature is coming to WhatsApp Android and iOS real soon.

For all those lucky users who have it, they now see an Add Participant icon on the top right window after making a video call to one person. Clicking on that icon allows you to add up to three more people to the video call. The screen then splits into four halves for a proper group video call.

WhatsApp has rolled out the new iOS version 2.18.52 to all users, and you can check for an update on the App Store. After updating the app, you can go ahead and see if you have the video calling feature activated or not by following the above mentioned method. If you do see it, then let us know your first impressions in the comment section below!

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LG G6 Teaser Promises ‘Reliability’; Select Users to Trial Phone Ahead of Launch

LG G6 Teaser Promises 'Reliability'; Select Users to Trial Phone Ahead of Launch

LG G6 Teaser Promises ‘Reliability’; Select Users to Trial Phone Ahead of Launch
HIGHLIGHTS
Select users to get free trial LG G6 unit ahead of actual launch
New teaser claims LG G6 to boast of “reliability”
G6 to be unveiled at February 26 event in Barcelona later this month
LG is leaving no stone unturned in creating interest around its upcoming G6 flagship. Soon after confirming Quad DAC support for the G6, LG has now confirmed that the smartphone will be given out to select users under ‘Preliminary Experiment Group’ ahead of the actual launch. The South Korean company has also reportedly shared a new teaser that promises “reliability” for LG G6 users.

LG has announced that it will ship the G6 to selected users under the company’s ‘Pre-release Strategy Recruiting’ which will help the company to collect feedback from consumers ahead of actual release in the market. LG has already made a smart decision to use Snapdragon 821 SoC which will give it a headstart against Samsung’s next flagship smartphone which is not expected to go on sale before April.

The company is running several contests on its social platforms to choose limited users which will receive the G6 later this month. LG has announced that it will select 210 users which will be receiving LG G6 for trails ‘free of cost’. Unfortunately, the pre-launch trials program seems to be limited to the South Korean market.
Separately, LG has shared a teaser with Android Central teasing “reliability” in its latest attempt to create hype around the G6. According to an image shared by LG, the company says, “Reliability. Check, Check, Check.” alongside a tagline that says “witness the next-generation smartphone brought to you first by LG.” The teaser image includes the launch date for the LG G6 smartphone. The company further is seen stressing on quality of its smartphone and also teases free screen replacement option. In another teaser, LG says, “I don’t want to keep paying for fixing a cracked screen or anything.” The second teaser could be an indication that the company may be utilising Moto-like technology for a shatter-proof display screen. Though for now, it’s too soon to comment on anything. We will have to wait till LG’s February 26 event to see what the company has in stores for consumers.

Android Central also points that LG may be bringing a permanent fix to the company’s bootloop issue that has plagued other LG devices in the past. The South Korean company previously had to acknowledge bootloop issues on the LG G4 and LG V20.

LG’s G6 flagship smartphone will be unveiled at the company’s February 26 event which will begin at 4.30pm IST (12.00pm CET).

Tags: MWC, MWC 2017, LG, LG Mobiles, LG G6, LG G6 Specifications, QDAC

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Airtel Launches Free Public Wi-Fi Service in Select Gurgaon Locations

Airtel Launches Free Public Wi-Fi Service in Select Gurgaon Locations

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In proximity of Wi-Fi zones, users need to connect to ‘MSG powered by Airtel’
  • Wi-Fi usage is chargeable after first 30 minutes
  • Airtel users will be charged on their data packs; non-Airtel users via vouchers

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday launched public Wi-Fi hotspots to provide wireless Internet connectivity to users in Gurgaon.

People visiting MG Road, Sadar Bazaar, Sector 29 market, and Sarhaul Village can enjoy free Wi-Fi sessions on their devices. Users will be able to enjoy a free daily quota limit of 30 minutes per day per device, Airtel said in a statement.

Airtel had won the mandate for the Wi-Fi launch from Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon last year.

The free Wi-Fi service is open to all users with compatible devices. When in proximity to the Wi-Fi, the user has to just enable Wi-Fi in device settings and search for ‘MSG powered by Airtel’, Airtel said.

One can continue to use the Wi-Fi services post 30 minutes also, however they will be charged a nominal amount, Airtel said.

In its emailed statement, Airtel added, “While Airtel users will be charged on their data plan/packs, non-Airtel users will be able to buy online vouchers with affordable deals. Airtel customers can connect to the Wi-Fi using the Airtel Hangout app also.”

Dhruv Bhagat, CEO – Delhi/NCR, Bharti Airtel was also present at the event on Sunday and said, “We are very happy to partner with the Gurgaon administration and enable citizens in the Millennium City to experience world-class internet services on the go.”

Written with inputs from PTI

Tags: Airtel, Airtel Wi Fi, Gurgaon, India, Internet, Telecom, Wi Fi
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Airtel Launches Free Public Wi-Fi Service in Select Gurgaon Locations

Airtel Launches Free Public Wi-Fi Service in Select Gurgaon Locations

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In proximity of Wi-Fi zones, users need to connect to ‘MSG powered by Airtel’
  • Wi-Fi usage is chargeable after first 30 minutes
  • Airtel users will be charged on their data packs; non-Airtel users via vouchers

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday launched public Wi-Fi hotspots to provide wireless Internet connectivity to users in Gurgaon.

People visiting MG Road, Sadar Bazaar, Sector 29 market, and Sarhaul Village can enjoy free Wi-Fi sessions on their devices. Users will be able to enjoy a free daily quota limit of 30 minutes per day per device, Airtel said in a statement.

Airtel had won the mandate for the Wi-Fi launch from Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon last year.

The free Wi-Fi service is open to all users with compatible devices. When in proximity to the Wi-Fi, the user has to just enable Wi-Fi in device settings and search for ‘MSG powered by Airtel’, Airtel said.

One can continue to use the Wi-Fi services post 30 minutes also, however they will be charged a nominal amount, Airtel said.

In its emailed statement, Airtel added, “While Airtel users will be charged on their data plan/packs, non-Airtel users will be able to buy online vouchers with affordable deals. Airtel customers can connect to the Wi-Fi using the Airtel Hangout app also.”

Dhruv Bhagat, CEO – Delhi/NCR, Bharti Airtel was also present at the event on Sunday and said, “We are very happy to partner with the Gurgaon administration and enable citizens in the Millennium City to experience world-class internet services on the go.”

Written with inputs from PTI

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Tags: Airtel, Airtel Wi Fi, Gurgaon, India, Internet, Telecom, Wi Fi
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