Video calls are gaining a lot of popularity in the recent times and as such, WhatsApp is now going to allow eight people to chat on a group call instead of four. The group call limit has been expanded as it will help the user to keep in touch with friends and family over the pandemic.
This announcement was made last night by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg who went live with a whole host of new announcements about new products and updates coming to Facebook and all the related apps.
WhatsApp had started rolling out the eight-participant call option in beta across Android and iOS last week. After this announcement, this feature will be available to every WhatsApp user from the beginning of next week and will also work on both voice and video calls.
Facebook has upgraded the group call limit from four to eight and this is one way of catching up with other chat apps which are already offering the video calling feature. Houseparty, which became insanely right through this lockdown, sees eight people participate in a video call at one time. Also, Google Duo can accommodate 12 people in a group call.
How to use it:
– All one needs is to tap on the call icon on top of the group chat to make a group call.
– If the group has more than eight members, one will have to select the participants.
– One can select all of them but you also have the option of selecting a couple from the list. Eight is the upper limit, including the person making the call.