- The new cap of users in group call announced by Whatsapp
- Now connect up to 8 people in a group video or voice call
- Earlier participants limit was set 4 people incall
Recently due to an increase in social connectivity and to provide easy connectivity among the people WhatsApp announced raising its participant limit to 8 in a group call which was earlier set to 4 people. This facility will be available to both video and voice calls over WhatsApp.
After the announcement of this new update, WhatsApp parent, Facebook said, “WhatsApp calls are another way to stay in touch… Soon you’ll be able to have group voice and video calls with up to eight people on WhatsApp. As before, these calls are secured with end-to-end encryption. So no one else can view or listen to your private conversation, not even WhatsApp.”
This new participant limit increase was made by it when the world is under a lockdown situation due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It was made keeping the view to make the communication easy between the friends and family.
With billions of individuals unfit to see their loved ones face to face due to COVID-19, individuals are depending on WhatsApp like never before to discuss. Individuals are conversing with specialists, instructors, and disengaged friends and family through WhatsApp during this emergency.
Due to the increase in the limit, it has become more convenient for the people to stay in touch with their loved ones and getting every update about their health and situation at their place. Also as digital communication is increasing and providing the place of communication security is a major concern. Keeping the security of its user WhatsApp every message over the platform is end-to-end encrypted. Giving you a protected spot for you to personal discussions with your loved ones.
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There are two ways from which you can opt to have a group call over the platform. Either having a direct group call or an individual call then adding more used to it.
WhatsApp Call Within A Group
If you already have a group and wanted to have a group call within that group all you need to do. Start a video call or a voice call from the icon given in the upper right-hand corner of the screen in the App.
After you start a call now choose the participant from the group to add to the call. And you are all set to go on a call with your chosen participant for the call.
WhatsApp Call From A Individual
If you are not in a group but wanted to have a group call need not worry follow the simple steps and you can initiate a Group call over the platform.
- First, open the chat window of the Individual with whom you would like to initiate the video or voice call
- You can initiate the call by clicking on the voice or video call icon from the top right-hand corner of the chat screen
- Once the call started now you can add more participants to the call
- Click on the add participant option and choose the people you want to add to the call.
- Add people and enjoy the conversation
Remember, together we can and we will. Cheers!!!!
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