WhatsApp Group Voice and Video Calling Feature is now Live | WhatsApp Group video Calls
Facebook at its F8 developer’s conference which was held back in may, announced a lot of new features for its family apps. One of the major announcement was that the WhatsApp will support the group video calling feature.
Today in an official blog, WhatsApp announced that group calling for both voice and video is finally live and available for all. WhatsApp also mentioned that the users spend more than 2 billion minutes per day on WhatsApp calls.
You can make a group call with up to four people total – anytime and anywhere. Just start a one-on-one voice or video call and tap the new “add participant” button in the top right corner to add more contacts to the call.
Group calls are always end-to-end encrypted, and we’ve designed calling to work reliably around the world in different network conditions. The feature is currently rolling out on the iPhone and Android versions of our app.
While the video and voice group calling feature is out for WhatsApp users it is not as extensive as the FaceTime on iOS which supports 32 people at a time on a group video call, while currently, the WhatsApp supports only 4 users at a time. Another major feature to note is that the group voice and video calls will be end-to-end encrypted that means even WhatsApp will be not able to convert the code or listen to your calls.
To start a group call, first, you have to get the latest version of the WhatsApp on your device and then start a one-on-one video or voice call with a single person then a button at the top-right corner will let you add up to three participants for a total of four people in a video or voice call.