As promised, WhatsApp is getting support for group video and voice calling. The company started rolling out support for group video and voice calling last night to all of its users.
The firm says more than 2 billion minutes are spent by its users on calls every day, which isn’t too much of a surprise considering the firm has 450 million daily active users. These new group video and voice calls allow for up to 4 members at a time and are end-to-end encrypted. WhatsApp says the system is designed to work across under all the different network conditions, and that’s going to be crucial for its users in countries like India where WhatsApp is immensely popular.
Group video calling has slowly started becoming a new trend for social apps. Instagram, for example, recently added support for video calling and group video calling, with Apple bringing support for group video calling with 32 users for FaceTime with iOS 12.