In the new update of WhatsApp, users will see a big change in the group calling feature. Now 8 people can join a video call simultaneously on WhatsApp.
A few days ago, WhatsApp increased the limit of participants in group video calls but now it is all set to roll out the new limit of participants. WhatsApp’s new feature comes at a time when the dependability on video calling apps has increased by many folds. With half the world carrying out most of their important operations from home, a reliable video calling platform is the only need of the hour. Earlier, the company allowed only four participants to join a group video call.
The company has rolled out beta version 2.20.132 for Android and beta version 18.104.22.168 for iOS, as reported by WABetaInfo. Currently, the new update has been rolled out on the beta version but soon the company will introduce its stable version.
According to the report, to use the latest beta version of WhatsApp, it is necessary to update WhatsApp. The new beta version will be seen only on the updated version. The company is slowly rolling out this and in the coming time, it will be available to all smartphone users with a stable version. In the latest update, users can add up to 8 members simultaneously in video calling, whereas earlier this limit was only 4 members.
This change in the group call will compete with video calling apps like Zoom and Google Duo. Because in these you can do group calling from more than 4 people simultaneously. Especially in this difficult time of lockdown, this feature is proving very useful. People are sitting at home and connecting with each other through video calling. By the way, 100 people can be connected simultaneously in video calling on the Zoom app. At the same time, the group calling limit in Google Duo has been increased from 8 to 12.