Whatsapp Group Call Now Rolling Out

Welcome Reader. I guess we have seen the many updates that have been coming to WhatsApp but we are concerned now about the Group chat Audio/Video Calling which is rolling out gradually… It is transitioning from just being a messaging app to a VoIP service with group voice calls and video calls.



Initially, only 4 participants are permitted to join the new WhatsApp group calls/video but now, the group limit has been lifted due to increase in demand, and it’s going to compete with the like of Zoom for meetings and even to interact with your family.

The feature which was released officially on 21st March, 2020 has been rolled out to latest WhatsApp updates and has increased the group call (both voice and video) participants limit to 8 and it is live for beta users on Android and iOS. With time we believe the limit will be increased again.

How Does it Work?

Users can initiate a group call directly from a respective group that has more than 4 members and WhatsApp will automatically start the group call if the user doesn’t specify the contacts to be included. Similarly, users can also initiate a group call from the ‘Calls’ tab and add participants individually.


How to Initiate a Group Call

Open a group and tap the Call button: if the group has a number of participants higher than the old limit (4) in a call, WhatsApp will ask which contacts you wish to call to, otherwise the call will be directly started.

WhatSapp Group Call Interface

N/B:
Group participants that aren’t saved in your address book won’t be added in the call.

Just as we started yesterday, you need to be running the latest WhatsApp beta on Android version 2.20.133, and on iOS, users need to install the version 2.20.50.25.

It is now rolling out to beta users and it will be rolled to the stable version of WhatsApp in the coming weeks.

To Update Your Whatspp Directly From PlayStore, click on this Link

Let us know in the comment if you have gotten and used this new feature. 

Bright Mac

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