WhatsApp rolls out group video calls at last


WhatsApp has updated its messaging service with support for group video calls, permitting you to talk with as much as three extra individuals concurrently on its iOS and Android apps.

To make use of the brand new function, you’ll have to first begin a one-on-one voice or video name with a contact, after which faucet the ‘add participant’ button on the prime proper of your display screen.

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WhatsApp says that its calls are encrypted end-to-end identical to its normal messages. It certain took its personal candy time including this performance, seeing as how support for one-on-one video calls was launched almost two years in the past.

Its mum or dad firm, Fb, introduced again at its F8 convention in Might that it was building the feature for both WhatsApp and Instagram. It arrived on the latter platform back in June, with an analogous four-person restrict.

As I famous earlier than, limiting calls to only 4 individuals means you possibly can’t use it with giant teams of family and friends; in distinction, iOS 12’s FaceTime allows for up to 32 people directly. Now that’s a celebration.

In any case, WhatsApp’s new group video calls are rolling out beginning as we speak; you’ll wish to replace the app to the newest model to strive it out.

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