WhatsApp group video calls will now witness eight participants together instead of the earlier limit of four.
WhatsApp group chats have become much important as people are stuck at their homes amidst global lockdown due to Coronavirus.
According to the company, users worldwide have increasingly started using WhatsApp calls than before.
“Over the last month, people on average are spending over 15 billion minutes talking each day on WhatsApp calls, well above a typical day before the pandemic.
And just like written messages, all those calls are protected with end-to-end encryption.
We have built group calling in a way that makes it available for as many users as possible, including people on lower-end devices and slow network conditions,” says WhatsApp in an official statement.
How to enable WhatsApp Group calling limits?
Apple users need to head to the Apple store, whereas, Android ones to Google Play Store and download the latest version of the app.
You can then proceed to make calls by opening the calls menu in the app and selecting people to join the group voice or video call.
Also, if you want to make a call within an existing group on WhatsApp, open the group and then tap the call icon and select the people from the group you want.
WhatsApp’s 8 participants group limit is still lesser than 32 participants that Apple FaceTime allows, the 12-person limit that Google Duo now has.
Skype supports 50 participants, Facebook’s recently launched Messenger Rooms also allows 50 participants in a group call and the very popular Zoom allows 100 people in a group call for the free tier.