WhatsApp Rolls Out New Group Audio And Video Calling Feature

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The feature is now rolling out on the iPhone and Android versions of our app.

Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Tuesday rolled out its group calling feature - for both voice and video options - on iOS and Android devices for its 1.5 billion users.

The major difference is WhatsApp video call screen will have a video feed from participants (including the person who started the call), while group audio call screen will have profile pictures of all participants except for the person who started the call.

The company had previously announced that it was working on the feature during Facebook's F8 developer conference in May. In order to make a group call, users just need to follow simple steps.

WhatsApp group audio and video calling have started rolling out for Android, iOS users.

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Do note that group calls have a four-member limit, so you can't conduct a large-scale meeting via this route. For now, WhatsApp will allow users to make a group call with up to four people. Along with this, users will also have the option to remove a contact during a voice or video call.

In a message on their blog, WhatsApp said: "A few years back we added a feature to WhatsApp that lets you forward a message to multiple chats at once".

"We believe that these changes - which we'll continue to evaluate - will help keep WhatsApp the way it was created to be: a private messaging app". Also, the calling has been created to work reliably around the world in different network conditions, according to the company.

WhatsApp is the most popular IP-based messaging app worldwide, but it still suffers from feature limitations.

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