WhatsApp is working on a new ‘DND Mode’ that will flag missed calls

Meta-owned messaging platform WhatsApp is reportedly rolling out a new update called ‘Do Not Disturb’ mode support for missed calls to some beta testers through the Google Play beta program. The new update will let users know if they have missed a call due to DND mode.

WhatsApp might roll out a DND mode: How it works

Users will see a handy tagline right under the missed call history item indicating that the call was silenced by Do Not Disturb, according to Android Police.

Users will also see a similar blurb when they punch up the person’s chat thread.


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With the introduction of this feature, it will let users share the screenshot of the indicator with the caller to let them know that the call was not intentionally ignored as it was put on the DND mode.

The most recent update for WhatsApp beta is available in the Play Store for some beta testers, according to the report.

Meanwhile, back in June, WhatsApp had introduced new features for group voice calls, like muting and messaging participants along with banner notifications while in a group call.

When someone new joins a group voice call and is offscreen, users will see a banner notification saying, “X joined the call”.

Also, the users can mute others on a group voice call. The feature will avoid listening to accidental background chatter while the users try to hear something another person is saying.

In addition to this, the messaging platform is working on a new feature called ‘companion mode’ that aims to put an end to the app cloners. It will allow users to use one WhatsApp account on two devices simultaneously. Reportedly, once you link the account to a secondary phone, all the chats and data will be synced on your secondary device.

WhatsApp is also planning to roll out a new feature that will l automatically mute large group notifications. The feature will help users declutter their experience when it comes to the notifications that they receive on WhatsApp.

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