WhatsApp now supports group calls for voice and video

WhatsApp group voice and video calls

WhatsApp now supports group calls for voice and video

It's taken WhatsApp quite a while to catch up, but it's good to see the company addressing the feature deficit.

The company had previously announced that it was working on the feature during Facebook's F8 developer conference in May.

"The service will allow users to make a group call with up to four people at a time and will be available on WhatsApp's Android and iPhone versions".

Long queues as Zimbabwe votes in first post-Mugabe election
Foreign observers say the election is an opportunity for Zimbabwe to separate itself from its violent and repressive history. The two main presidential rivals voted Monday morning, and each said they were confident of victory.

As I noted before, limiting calls to just four people means you can't use it with large groups of friends and family; in contrast, iOS 12's FaceTime allows for up to 32 people at once.

That's why group support on WhatsApp is so important to so many - and now you can enjoy it on Android and iOS starting today. WhatsApp has introduced a dedicated button for group calls dubbed "add participant". It's unclear which version of the app is required for group calls, but updating to the latest version is always recommended.

The feature is going to be very easy to use as it will automatically show up on the notifications panel whenever a user receives a certain amount of messages from a particular user. Click on "add participant" icon on the call screen to add participants.

Lewis Hamilton claims faultless win at Hungarian GP
One of Bottas's collisions was with Vettel , who after crashing out of the lead in Germany, finished second in a damage-limitation drive.

Do note that group calls have a four-member limit, so you can't conduct a large-scale meeting via this route.

In order to start a group call, start a video or voice call with one of the contacts. Its video calls, like other messages sent within the app, are end-to-end encrypted by default, for one thing.

Video calls have been supported by WhatsApp since 2016, but until now they were limited to two participants.

Seven things Pakistan's election results reveal
It added: "Prime Minister also reiterated his vision of peace and development in the entire neighbourhood", MEA spokesman said. Sparks says Khan also needs to figure out how to balance relationships with the USA and China, which has lent Pakistan money.

Latest News