After iOS 12 introducing Group Chat support with up to 32 people, here is another good news for who frequently use video call. Yes, WhatsApp is rolling out one of the most seeking features, which is WhatsAppgroup calling feature. Now these IM users are will be able to call with multiple WhatsApp users both audio and video call.
WhatsApp is a dominating king in the Instant Messaging class and to keep its trend, they are always trying hard to offer a better experience to their users. Now is another example for their being at the top.
This group calling feature was announced in October last year 2017. Finally, this Facebook-owned WhatsApp IM rolling out this much-anticipated feature in the app. The good news is that this new feature is coming to for both Android and iOS at the same time. So, it is not like it is releasing early for certain platform and other users have to wait for it.
WhatsApp Rolled Out Group Calling Feature for Android & iOS
Additionally, WhatsApp video call was supported from back 2016, till then it was limited to two another WhatsApp users only. Expanding the users’ quantity, Yesterday WhatsApp announced the on their blog releasing the group voice and video call for both Android and iOS users.
After rolled out WhatsApp said,
“Over the last couple years, people have enjoyed making voice and video calls on WhatsApp. In fact, our users spend over 2 billion minutes on calls per day. We’re excited to announce that group calls for voice and video are coming to WhatsApp starting today.
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.”
After releasing this feature they have hinted it is engineered to do group video chat and audio call even under the slow network situation. Unlike its text message end-to-end encryption, the video and audio call also will be secured by this feature.
Update Your WhatsApp Now
An update is needed to get this new feature and start a group video call with up to maximum people. While every IM giant enabling group chat for such as Facebook Messenger with up to 50 people, FaceTime recently allowing group video & audio call with up to 21 people, and Skype also start supporting 25 people for group calls. To enable same group feature in your WhatsApp, you will have to update WhatsApp 2.18.192 version.
To update WhatsApp you will have to follow the below simple steps;
- Go to the Play Store or App Store depending on your device platform. now if you already have downloaded this app then go to the Update section.
- Find out WhatsApp and tap on the Update button. And your WhatsApp will be updated having the new Group calling feature in WhatsApp.
How to start Group Video Call in WhatsApp?
After installing the latest version of WhatsApp on your device, you will be able to start group calling with multiple WhatsApp users. To know how to add more and more participant in a group call, you will have to follow the below-shared steps.
- Open WhatsApp app and open the user you wish to call.
- Tap on the camera icon to start a video call. After picking up the video call, you will see an option at top-right corner.
- Tap on that button and this will bring all WhatsApp contact numbers.
- Choose the number you wish to add in your group call. And this way you can add more participants in the group calling.
Now you will be able to talk and do video chat with more people. If you were waiting for this feature then start using it now by updating your WhatsApp. Or if you already tried this feature then share your WhatsApp group calling feature with use and also let us know whats more feature you are expecting from WhatsApp.