A few days earlier, we have seen a leak that claims WhatsApp is working on to expand the number of participants in a video chat from a maximum number of four participants. And now, the company has started testing the new feature on the latest version of WhatsApp Beta for Android and iOS.
According to WABetainfo, WhatsApp is about to roll out the option of having up to eight participants in a group voice or video call. However, to test this new feature, one must have the latest version of WhatsApp Beta for Android or iOS.
There are two ways to use this feature which is the same as it was before. Either open a group and hit the call button, if there are more than four participants in a group, you will be asked to choose the contacts with which you want to initiate group video or audio chat. Or, you can hit “new group call” in the calls tab, and select which contacts you want to call.
Although WhatsApp was never going to be able to compete with dedicated video-calling platforms amid the coronavirus crisis, the company has been giving its best effort to make it easier for people to connect with people virtually. The eight-participant option is still in beta but will soon reflect the stable version of WhatsApp.
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