WhatsApp brings group video calling to Android and iOS

WhatsApp brings group video calling to Android and iOS

WhatsApp users are claimed to be spending over 2 billion minutes on calls per day, meaning the group video calls was a highly-anticipated feature. However, WhatsApp has standalone versions for Mac OS and Windows, and we won't be surprised to see that four people limit go up once the desktop versions get group video calls as well.

The new feature was rolled out to all iPhone and Android users on Monday. The messaging platform isn't done for the year though, because it's gaining two tiny ...

WhatsApp has gained quite a few features in 2018 already, from new group chat controls to hiding media from your gallery.

Group calls, just like text messages, are end-to-end encrypted, and WhatsApp says they've been created to work reliably around the world "in different network conditions". WhatsApp says that the new feature is engineered to work under slow network conditions. The "add participant" icon that WhatsApp has added for group video and audio calls will be disabled after a user adds a third participant. Facebook Messenger supports group video calls of up to 50, while Snapchat supports 16 participants.

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How to use WhatsApp group call? Its video calls, like other messages sent within the app, are end-to-end encrypted by default, for one thing.

The good news is that if this sounds like a feature that you've been looking forward to, you'll be pleased to learn that the feature is now live and available to all.

After all the participants have accepted the invitation, the screen will split into four screens with each member featuring in each box.

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