WhatsApp increasing group calling limit to allow up to eight participants

WhatsApp increasing group calling limit to allow up to eight participants

Highlights
  • WhatsApp is increasing the audio and video group calling limit from up to four participants to eight.
  • The group calling feature with up to eight participants is available in the latest beta version of WhatsApp
  • WhatsApp has also launched a new Together at Home sticker pack

Facebook-owned WhatsApp is set to increase the limit for audio and video group calls to allow up to eight participants. Currently, WhatsApp allows up to four participants in an audio and video group call. WhatsApp has also launched a new Together at Home sticker pack in collaboration with the World Health Organization.

According to WABetainfo, the group calling feature with up to eight participants is available in the latest beta version of WhatsApp on iOS and Android. WhatsApp Beta users on Android should be on version 2.20.133 or above, and beta users on iOS need to be on beta version 2.20.50.25 or later.

Image courtesy: WABetainfo

To use the group call feature, open a group, and tap the call button. You can also tap the call tab on WhatsApp, then tap the call button and tap the New Group Call to start a group call. Reportedly, group participants that are not saved in your address book will not be added, and every participant is required to be on the same version.

WhatsApp in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a new Together at Home sticker pack to help people stay connected during the coronavirus pandemic. The sticker pack is available in 10 languages, including Arabic, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish. The sticker pack is now available to download from WhatsApp.

WhatsApp wrote in a blog post, “We hope people enjoy using these stickers to check-in on loved ones, particularly those that are feeling isolated, alone, and scared. This pack offers creative ways to remind people to wash their hands, maintain distance, exercise, and importantly to celebrate medical heroes as well as the personal heroes in all of our lives.”

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