WhatsApp adds group calls for voice and video chat



whatsapp-add-chat-group-featureWhatsApp has just confirmed that it’s adding a new feature group to improve chat experience on the app.

The popular messaging service says that, from today, its billions of users from all over the world will be able to use a new group video call feature.

This will make it possible for four people to chat simultaneously within the app with each person appearing on the screen at the same time.

In a post on their blog WhatsApp said: “Over the last couple of years, people have enjoyed making voice and video calls on WhatsApp.

“In fact, our users spend over 2 billion minutes on calls per day.

“We’re excited to announce that group calls for voice and video are coming to WhatsApp starting today.”

To give this feature try, just start a one-on-one voice or video call and tap the new “add participant” button in the top right corner to add more contacts to the call.

WhatsApp says that all group calls are always end-to-end encrypted, and they have designed calling to work reliably around the world in different network conditions.

The feature is currently rolling out on the iPhone and Android versions of the app.

WhatsApp’s launch of group video calls means it’s beaten Apple to this feature.

The US technology giant confirmed last month that it is adding Group FaceTime to iOS 12 which will arrive on devices in the autumn. Group FaceTime allows up to 32 people to join a video call at the same time.

What’s clever is that as contact begins to speak their image gets bigger on your display.

Participants can be added at any time, join later if the conversation is still active and choose to join using video or audio from an iPhone, iPad or Mac — or even participate using FaceTime audio from Apple Watch.

more from: express.co.uk