Owing to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and the surge in use of video meeting apps, messaging platform is now building a new feature to allow more than four people to participate in group audio and video calls.
According to reports by WABetaInfo, a fan website that tracks WhatsApp updates, this latest WhatApp Beta update revealed that the company is going to extend the limit of participants in a voice or video group call.
According to the report, “WhatsApp, probably due to the concerns for the COVID-19 and the fact that more users are using group calls, has decided to extend that limit to allow calls with more participants.”
However, we are yet to know exactly how many users will finally be able to join the group call, and when the new feature is going to be rolled out.
The new changes were spotted in WhatsApp Messenger beta for iOS 188.8.131.52. According to the reports, while a user is on call, WhatsApp will show a header informing that the call is end-to-end encrypted.
Moreover, for users to be able to use this new feature, they will have to be on the most recent WhatsApp version for iOS and Android.