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WhatsApp Launches Group Voice And Video Calling Feature

| July 31 , 2018 , 14:10 IST

Whatsapp launched a brand new feature of group voice and video calling service on Tuesday. Both Android and iOS users can now have audio and video conversations with up to four people.

It was considered one of the most anticipated features of Whatsapp. While the social-messaging platform had supported video calling since 2016, but the call was limited to only 2 participants at one point and now with the latest change, the app supports up to 4 participants.

Speaking to media, a Whatsapp spokesperson 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".

Further, the spokesperson added, "You can make a group call with up to four people total - anytime and anywhere. 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".

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It is learnt that nearly 1.5 billion people use Whatsapp every month and most of them rely heavily on it as their primary means of social communications.

Taking the battle to other rivals Whatsapp's increased participants feature can be termed as fair enough as Snapchat supports 16 participants, Facebook Messenger supports group video calls up to 50. Meanwhile, Apple's Facetime will work with up to 32 people when iOS launches later this year.