Group Call WhatsApp
WhatsApp is now working to increase the number of members in the WhatsApp group call (audio and video calls). This feature, as spotted by WaBetaInfo, is currently under development and is disabled by default on the beta version 2.20.128 on WhatsApp for Android.
? WhatsApp beta for Android 2.20.128: what’s new?
Found strings that suggest the new group call limit on WhatsApp for Android!https://t.co/PkCFCIHaKB
NOTE: The feature will be available in future.
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) April 16, 2020
According to WaBetaInfo, the feature requires all the members of WhatsApp to be on the latest version to use this Group Call feature. As per now, the number of members limits on Whatsapp group audio or video call still remains uncertain. However, WhatsApp should significantly allow at least 32 members as in Apple’s FaceTime.
The current pandemic of COVID-19, people are using more and more video calling services to stay in touch with their family and friends globally. Besides, we could only expect the company to work and allow more participants in their upcoming group calling features.
As a step to add more ease to start video calls, the company recently added a dedicated group video call button for groups with less than five group members. Moreover, the company is very likely to tweak the video call member limit, whenever it starts rolling out a stable version of the app.
Also, the latest version of WhatsApp beta for Android gets a new call header that shows end-to-end call encryption, as you showed in the image mentioned above.
Although the company hasn’t mentioned whereabouts of these features stable version release, WhatsApp should be expectedly rolling out the update in the coming weeks. However, since the company’s dark mode feature was undoubtedly the slowest feature release, we will have to wait to know more about this feature’s actual release date.