Published: Tue, July 31, 2018
Tech | By Anita Cain

WhatsApp Introduces Group Video Calls for Upto 4 people

WhatsApp Introduces Group Video Calls for Upto 4 people

"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".

WhatsApp group calling feature allows you to add up to four people on one call. You can then tap the new "add participant" button shown in the top-right corner of the screen to add other contacts to the call.

According to a popular blog informing of news about WhatsApp, WABetaInfo had announced that the feature would be rolled to the users soon. After the beta rollout that happened last month, the chat app is now finally moving out its group calling feature from beta to stable version.

The global messaging platform announced, on Monday, that the feature was live. As of today, users will be able to enjoy group calling for both voice and video sessions.

The Facebook-owned company had made an announcement to launch this feature back in May at Facebook's F8 developer conference. WhatsApp also promised that the app should work reliably, even with countries with less-than-favourable network conditions.

Group calls are end-to-end encrypted which ensures the privacy of the participants. More specifically, it was at this event that WhatsApp was officially going to get group calling sometime in the future. WhatsApp has introduced a dedicated button for group calls dubbed "add participant".

Now up to four people can get involved.

"We built WhatsApp as a private messaging app - a simple, secure, and reliable way to communicate with friends and family".

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