WhatsApp users will now be able make group video and voice calls

31 July, 2018, 22:46 | Author: Kristen Mcgee
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WhatsApp had first launched voice calling in 2014 and added video calling feature in 2016.

"A few years back we added a feature to WhatsApp that lets you forward a message to multiple chats at once". Users ca now make a group call with up to three people for a total of four participants in the group voice/video call.

WhatsApp is rolling out a new feature that brings its features up to par with other major messaging apps: group video calls.

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During a one-on-one call, you can now tap the new "add participant" icon in the top right corner to add people. With WhatsApp's solution only supporting four participants and now only available for mobile users, it seems it's not aiming at Skype just yet.

WhatsApp has finally released the much-awaited group calling feature into its app across Android and iOS devices. Group calls are end-to-end encrypted, and they're created to work on low-bandwidth networks. Unfortunately, there isn't a way to quickly initiate a call with an entire WhatsApp group. The feature is now live and available for all. WhatsApp has introduced a dedicated button for group calls dubbed "add participant".

WhatsApp group call will compete against apps like Duo, Skype and its own sister apps-Messenger and Instagram. Additionally, calls are end-to-end encrypted, like all chats on the messaging app. While group voice and video call feature is here, it is not as extensive as FaceTme on iOS 12. While there are existing workarounds to that, we doubt that most people would want to go through the hassle.

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