WhatsApp is increasing its video-audio calling participant limit from 4 participants to 8 participants. The feature is currently only available for Beta users. During the pandemic, people are advised to stay at home. So there is a surge in Internet traffic everywhere. It was a wise thing to do since applications like zoom are taking over the video conferencing. Zoom allows up to 100 participants on a single channel/call. WhatsApp is still not even close, but it is a messaging application so even 8 participants limit is a big deal.
WhatsApp conversations are end-to-end encrypted, zoom claimed the same that their application has end-to-end encryption. However, later it was revealed that they have been sending users data to different companies including Facebook.
WhatsApp v2.20.133 beta for Android and WhatsApp v220.127.116.11 beta for iPhone
According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp Beta has rolled out the update for Beta users that allows up to 8 participants in a video-audio conference
📞 WhatsApp is rolling out the new limit of participants in groups calls, for iOS and Android beta users!https://t.co/bKmyR7HQg1— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) April 21, 2020
The new limit is: 8 participants in group calls!
If you are a beta user, open Google Play Store and update the application in order to use or test this new feature. Only users that have updated their beta application to the latest version on their android or iOS smartphones can use this feature. If you don’t see an update yet, be patient. It will roll out in your region soon in a few hours.
NOTE: if the feature isn’t available for you (and you have also reinstalled WhatsApp), don’t worry: WhatsApp is gradually rolling out it, and in the next hours you should be able to receive the activation from the server. https://t.co/Zwdvv3hYdC— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) April 21, 2020
- Open the Beta Application
- Join a group with more than 8 participants having the same latest beta Application.
- Click on the call icon, and select 8 participants.
- Your Call with 8 participants will start.
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