Latest Update: WhatsApp has been testing a new feature that allows adding more than 4 participants in a voice or video call. Their test included adjusting the UI to allow to see more participants.
As on today April 21, the messenger service has begun to roll out the possibility to add 8 participants in a group voice or video call in the latest iOS and Android beta update available. Until now, only three other parties have been able to be called simultaneously.
Undoubtedly the most popular messaging app in the world, WhatsApp, has now made your life even more exciting. Now you can hangout with your gang on WhatsApp group video call.
Yes, it is here. WhatsApp group video call has finally arrived. Under this wonderful new feature, you can now add as many as four group members to join a video call who in turn will be able to participate in a single split-screen conference call. If you are eager to use the feature, then you should look for the latest update, which is 2.18.145 and go ahead.
Woah! Imagine reconnecting with your long lost friends over a group video call. Or having discussion with your gang about the next day exams. Or discussing relationships with your besties. The possibilities are limitless and so is the fun.
However, there seems to be a teeny weeny glitch. According to tech experts, even if you are using updated version of WhatsApp, then you will have to be “very lucky” to use the new feature. Yes, lucky!
WhatsApp for iOS 2.18.52: group calls!
It’s available for a few users only and it doesn’t work with an invitation system.
You need to be ****VERY**** lucky!
The same is valid for Android beta 2.18.145+! pic.twitter.com/qsDprH3VBQ
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) May 18, 2018
As listed out by popular tipster WaBetaInfo, the feature, even with the updated version of the app doesn’t work. Only a handful of users have got to use the new feature as of now. And no, the new feature cannot be activated with an invitation system.
Apple users need to look for WhatsApp version 2.18.52 for iOS. And again, tons of luck!
Here is how can you activate or use WhatsApp group video call:
- Open WhatsApp
- Select a participant you wish to call
- Do a normal video call
- Look out for the new button of “Add participant”
- If there is, then you can now have group calls. If you don’t find the button, then sorry. You got to wait for some more time.