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WhatsApp's four-person group video calls go live

31 July, 2018, 22:48 | Author: Arnold Gilbert
  • WhatsApp Group Video Voice Calling Feature Rolled Out for Android iOS Users

The Facebook-owned company had made an announcement to launch this feature back in May at Facebook's F8 developer conference. 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.

WhatsApp users will now be able to make group video and voice calls, the online messaging app announced via its blog on Monday.

To use it, start a call with just one person, then tap the "Add participants" button in the top-right to invite more friends. However, on Android, video calling is only available on Android 4.1. Here is how to get, use the features, and more.

Video calls have been supported by WhatsApp since 2016, but until now they were limited to two participants. The new group call feature is rolling out to both platforms at the same time, and lets app users set up multi-way video or voice calls. In a bid to tackle the spread of fake news, it will also start placing limits on how many contacts you can forward messages, photos and videos to. Do note that you need to download the latest version of the WhatsApp app via Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

"We are deeply committed to your safety and privacy which is why WhatsApp is end-to-end encrypted, and we'll continue to improve our app with features like this one".

FaceTime in iOS 12 will offer support for adding up to 32 people in a group FaceTime call. The company also claims to have designed calling to work reliably around the world in different network conditions.

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