WhatsApp is a messaging platform used by millions of people all over the world. It’s one of the most popular messaging platforms because it can be used for video and voice calls.
A report from Android Authority released earlier this year stated that WhatsApp calls consume 720 KB per call.
When you make a WhatsApp call, the data usage can be high. However, you can reduce the resumption of mobile data during these calls by using a Wi-Fi connection instead of your phone’s mobile network.
How to reduce mobile data consumption during WhatsApp calls on Android phones
- Open your WhatsApp application
- Click on the three-dots icon at the top right of the screen
- Then select ‘Settings’ option from the menu
- Click on ‘Storage and data’ option
- From there select ‘Use less data for calls’ option
How to reduce mobile data usage during WhatsApp calls on iPhones
- Open your WhatsApp application on your iPhone
- Then select ‘Settings’ option from the bottom right corner of the screen
- Click on ‘Storage and data’ option from the menu
- From the Network section, select ‘Use less data for calls’ option.
Since last week, WhatsApp has been working on adding multi-device support. Now, according to WABetainfo, the update will roll out to iOS users this month and an Android release next month.
With the new update, your primary device will not have to remain online in order to access the platform. Viewing live location is not possible on paired devices. Creating and viewing broadcast lists or sending messages with link previews from WhatsApp Web cannot be performed on the secondary devices. However, WhatsApp has also started rolling out emoji reactions in beta on Android!
The emoji reactions have started appearing in beta version 22.214.171.124 of the service’s Android app, giving users a quick and easy way to respond to incoming messages with a few taps! With a long-press of a received message, the feature lets users react with one of six emoji — thumbs up, heart, crying, laughter, shocked face or folded hands (usually taken to mean “thank you”).