WhatsApp Adds Group Calling Feature


Immensely popular messaging app WhatsApp has finally started rolling its long-awaited group calling feature for all Android and iOS devices as revealed in a blog post on the official WhatsApp website.

WhatsApp’s group calling feature was first spotted all the way back in October of last year and was officially unveiled by parent company Facebook during its annual F8 conference in May of this year.

WhatsApp is currently rolling out the feature for iOS and Android users worldwide, who will soon be able to call three other people at the same time as the feature supports up to four users at once.

To start a group call with three other users, simply start a standard voice or video call with another one of your contacts.

Once you’ve started chatting to them, you’ll see a new button appear in the top-right hand corner of the screen that allows you to add new users to the call when clicked on.

The names of the other participants will be shown on the top of your screen with a comma separating their names, and as stated previously you can add up to three users to the call for a total of four participants.

WhatsApp’s group calling feature is only available with the latest versions of the WhatsApp app, which can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store right now.

 Speaking about the rolling-out of the new feature, WhatsApp said in a blog:

“Over the last couple 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.”

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