WhatsApp rolls out group video and voice calls

WhatsApp rolls out group video and voice calls


WhatsApp has announced that the group calls for voice and video is now available to users in India. With group calls, WhatsApp users can talk to up to 4 participants in total. The feature was announced at the F8 developer conference in May and is rolling out to users in July end.




WhatsApp users can make a group call with up to four people in total. The feature has been in beta testing since June 20, and WhatsApp stable users in India are now receiving the update to make group calls. The feature was announced at the F8 developer conference in May along with Stickers, but the latter feature is yet to be implemented.


How to make WhatsApp Group video calls

As the name suggests, WhatsApp users will be able to video or voice chat with up to 4 participants in total. To make a group call, simply tap the 'add participant' button in the top right corner. Moreover, the Facebook-owned platform notes that WhatsApp group calls are end-to-end encrypted- meaning that communication is private and secure.

WhatsApp group calls on Android and iOS

WhatsApp on Tuesday said that group calls are available on both Android and iOS platforms starting today. Interested users can head over to the Google Play Store or Apple App store to download or update the app to the latest version number. WhatsApp users spend over 2 billion minutes on calls per day, the company said. 

With group calls, WhatsApp now joins the league of platforms such as Microsoft Skype, Google Hangouts, Facebook Messenger that offer group video and voice calls."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," WhatsApp said in a blog post.


Source: TimesNow
Newest
Previous
Next Post »