WhatsApp rolls out group voice and video calling

WhatsApp group voice and video calls

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced group calls for WhatsApp and Instagram (both of which are owned by the social media behemoth) at the F8 2018 developer conference in May. Now, it seems that other internet messaging apps have started to add the extension as well. However, WhatsApp has standalone versions for Mac OS and Windows, and we won't be surprised to see that four people limit go up once the desktop versions get group video calls as well. WhatsApp users are claimed to be spending over 2 billion minutes on calls per day, meaning the group video calls was a highly-anticipated feature. However, on Android, video calling is only available on Android 4.1. Once the call gets connected, an Add Person icon is shown on the top right, above the names of the recipient.

"Over the last couple years, people have enjoyed making voice and video calls on WhatsApp".

In any case, WhatsApp's new group video calls are rolling out starting today; you'll want to update the app to the latest version to try it out.

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According to a popular blog informing of news about WhatsApp, WABetaInfo had announced that the feature would be rolled to the users soon. The Instant messaging platform had previously teased the feature a few days ago. And while WhatsApp may not offer that, it does give iOS and Android users a way to all communicate in a group call together. WhatsApp has introduced a dedicated button for group calls dubbed "add participant". Only the host can invite more people to join a call.

If you were wondering, WhatsApp reassures you that these group calls are end-to-end encrypted too.

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