WhatsApp Finally Adds Group Calling
At the Facebook F8 2018 conference back in May, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that group calling would be coming to WhatsApp in the not-too-distant future. Two months later, and WhatsApp (owned entirely by Facebook) is rolling out the feature.
Encrypted Calls for Up to Four People
WhatsApp’s group calling for voice and video supports up to four people in total. All you need to do is start a one-on-one voice or video call with someone, and then tap the “Add participant” button in the top right corner to invite someone else to the conversation.
Two things separate WhatsApp’s group calls from the competition. First, all group calls are end-to-end encrypted. Which is probably why they’re limited to just four people. Secondly, WhatsApp has designed group calls to work under a variety of network conditions.
Update Your WhatsApp to Gain Access
WhatsApp is currently rolling out group calling to its Android and iOS apps. So, be sure to keep your WhatsApp updated to the latest version in order to gain access to the feature. With more than 1.5 billion people using WhatsApp, that’s a lot of people to group call.