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Messenger continues copying WhatsApp and adds a Calls tab – GBS News

WhatsApp, which is owned by Meta, is testing a number of new features, including the ability to change the text of sent messages, leave a group silently, rich link previews, a new status reply feature, and more. Messenger, another Meta-owned messaging platform, now introduces a Calls tab in its Android and iOS app, which brings out a page from the WhatsApp playbook.

Finding the call button will be easier with this new design change. In the toolbar at the bottom of the app, the messaging platform adds a tab dedicated to audio and video calls. Let’s take a closer look at this new development and what we’ve learned so far.

Metas Messenger wants to make it easier for people to make calls

The toolbar at the bottom of the app now has a separate option for calls. Although this is a minor tweak, it is an attempt to make it easier for people to make calls on Messenger. The new tab appears next to Chats, Stories, and People and offers a list of the user’s contacts, as well as custom audio and video calling options.

The decision to call the Messenger app’s homepage was made in response to the surge in audio and video calls being made through another user’s chat window, according to Meta. It turns out that compared to early 2020, when the Covid pandemic pushed many people to work from home and hold video and audio meetings, there are now 40% more callers per day. Messenger users around the world make more than 300 million audio and video calls every day.

The new calls tab will hit users with a new update, but not everyone around the world will be able to immediately notice the difference. Earlier this year, the company added emoticons, stickers, message replies, and forwarding to its encrypted messaging platform.

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