- Apr 12, 2001
WhatsApp has upgraded its end-to-end encrypted video call feature, which now allows groups of up to eight participants to chat together, up from the previous limit of four.
WhatsApp has been gradually developing its group video call capabilities through beta builds, as rival video call services like Zoom, FaceTime and Skype have exploded in popularity amid the ongoing stay-at-home measures. At the same time, Facebook has released Messenger Rooms, enabling up to eight people to join in on a group call.
There are two ways to initiate an encrypted group voice or video call in WhatsApp with up to eight people (that's seven other people including yourself). Just make sure that you and anyone you want to call has updated to version 2.20.50 of WhatsApp, or it won't work.
Alternatively, you can initiate a WhatsApp group call including anyone in your contacts list. Simply follow the steps below.
- Launch WhatsApp and select the Calls tab at the bottom of the screen.
Tap the Call icon in the top-right corner.
Select New Group Call at the top of the contact list.
Add up to seven participants by tapping on them in your contacts.
When you've added the participants, tap the Video Call button (the camera icon) or the Audio Call option (the phone icon) to initiate the call.
Article Link: How to Group Video Chat With Up to Eight People in WhatsApp