WhatsApp is all set to implement the much-needed feature that would allow more than four people to join a video call. There is an increase in the popularity of video calling apps in the times of coronavirus, and hence, WhatsApp is now aiming to jump in a give a good fight to the popular apps. Currently, WhatsApp allows only four people at a time to participate in a group video call.
As per WABetainfo, WhatsApp will increase the limit of participants in a group call. The report also mentions that new group call limit is not known but WhatsApp is working on it and it wants to ensure that there are no bugs when the feature officially rolls out.
Once ready, the users need to update to the latest version of the app. It will not be available in the older versions of the messaging app.
Zoom, another video calling app, is facing numerous privacy-related issues and recently, the Indian government too called the platform unsafe. “Many organizations have allowed their staff to work from home to stop the spread of coronavirus disease. Online communication platforms such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Teams for Education, Slack, Cisco WebEx etc are being used for remote meetings and webinars. Insecure usage of the platform may allow cyber criminals to access sensitive information such as meeting details and conversations,” the advisory issued by the Home Ministry read.
Hence, WhatsApp wants to make things watertight as only few months ago there were as many as twelve security vulnerabilities were discovered in the app a few months ago. The Facebook-owned messaging app assured the users that all the flaws will be fixed and now, with Zoom facing the storm, it has to win the trust of the customers when the feature is indeed made public.