Group video calls on messaging app, Whatsapp is not a new concept. The company has just decided to make a few changes listening to concerns raised by people.

Whatsapp Inc announced that users can now make video calls with up to 8 members at a time. This is after the company released the beta version on iOS and Android devices. Previously, users can make video calls with up to 4 participants.

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Whatsapp  has seen a big boost in its user base especially with regards to video calls and group calls due to the Coronavirus lock downs across the world. This boom led to calls from users for the application to increase number of participants.

“The same privacy you expect from a face-to-face conversation (remember them?) now with up to 8 people. End-to-end encrypted. Update your WhatsApp to try it out,” Whatsapp Inc tweeted April ending.

The procedure to use the updated feature as the same. Users can follow the same protocol they used to have video calls with 5 participants.

Users can access the whatsapp groups they want to use and press the handset button at the top. The list of group members then appear and users can choose who they want on the group video call. The 8 participants will include the one who initiates the call.

All participants should have their applications updated on app store or google play store to the latest versions;

  • iOS 2.20.50
  • Android 2.20.141.
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