Group Video Call Now Available On Whatsapp For Android And iOS
Android and iOS users can now hold audio and video conversations with up to four people. You’ll have to start a one-on-one call before you can add the other two people, but it’s otherwise straightforward. WhatsApp reiterated that calls are “end-to-end encrypted” like its other chats, and promised that they should work in less-than-stellar network conditions.
If you want to video call with more than 3 of your friends, do this:
- Open one friend’s chat
- Click on the Video Call icon
- When the call starts, touch the “Add participants” icon
- Select the people you want to add to the call
- Ok yes, that’s it. Nothing more!
At the Facebook F8 2018 conference back in May, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that group calling would be coming to WhatsApp in the not-too-distant future. Two months later, and WhatsApp (owned entirely by Facebook) is rolling out the feature.
Other messaging apps have offered group voice calls and videos chats for a while now. Even Snapchat joined the party in April 2018, with support for voice calls for up to 32 people, and video calls for up to 16 people. But it’s better late than never for WhatsApp.