New Delhi, July 31: WhatsApp group calling feature is finally out with both voice and video support. This feature was discovered in October last year and was officially announced in Facebook's annual F8 developer conference in May this year. The new feature is available for both iOS and Android around the world. The group calling feature will support up to four people at the same time.
WhatsApp claims that users spend over 2 billion minutes on calls per day so group video calls was a highly-anticipated feature.
WhatsApp introduced video calls in 2016, but it was limited to two participants. The messaging app has now decided to add group video calling to its iOS and Android users supporting up to four people. The new feature is engineered to work under slow network conditions offering calls in end-to-end encryption, like all chats on the messaging app.
How to make a group video call
To start a group call, the user must start a video or voice call with one of the contacts, once connected, the user will see a button at the top-right corner of the screen that will allow users to add another participant to the call. If the third user accepts the call, the names of all participants will be shown with a comma separating them. In this way, users will be able to add up to four people in a video or voice call. But before this users need to download the latest version of the WhatsApp app via Google Play Store and Apple App Store.