The lockdown and social distancing just got a lot easier with whatsapp group video and voice call limit increased from 4 up to 8 participants! Have you been looking for such opportunity as this for a long time? Finally here it is today. Why not stay tuned and read this article to the end, and don’t forget to stay off distractions as you read….. E get why!
Notably, Whatsapp has been introducing new features more frequently to improve the experience of its users. Considering its recent update, the messaging service is deemed to rival the ZOOM video conferencing App that has recently gone viral across the globe.
For the past couple of months, the world has been on what seems to be a standstill, and this has rendered most business affairs and other social activities on hold as most firms’ staff has been force into remote working terms. Therefore, there have been a big surge in the usage of video conferencing and group video and voice call apps, in order to maintain close contact between family members and between corporate organizations as the case may be, through the use of various Apps like ZOOM, House Party, Microsoft Teams Google Duo etc.
According to a recent research, which reveals that for the past few months, people on average, are lavishing over 15 billion minutes daily on WhatsApp calls courtesy of the ongoing Pandemic (COVID-19). Consequently, WhatsApp has finally showed its support on its messaging service platform by increasing the the maximum number of participants in whatsapp group video and voice calls.
In a statement, the messaging service revealed that it is doubling the number of participants in whatsapp group video and voice calls from 4 to 8 participants at a time.
This new latest development is accessible to both iOS and Android users and just like the typed messages on the platform, the Whatsapp video and Voice conference calls unlike that of Facebook, are all secured with end-to-end encryption.
Another interesting aspect of the latest development regarding the whatsapp group video and voice call is that the group call features is crafted in such a way that even people with mid-range devices and sluggish network connections will not encounter any form of difficulty during the activity.
So the latest gist now is that Whatsapp now allows up to 8 participants at a time so long as the parties have the latest version of the whatsapp messaging app on their devices. Therefore, for you to be a partaker of this great new opportunity, the only part you have to play is to make sure that you update your Whatsapp Application to the latest version.
Who can use Whatsapp group video and voice call?
The whatsapp group video and voice call is accessible to both iOS and Android users hence they have their whatsapp application updated. It is advisable to update your mobile applications regularly so you don’t miss out on important developments like this.
How to Download/update whatsapp application
They are two ways to download or update your whatsapp application on your device, whether as an iOS or an Android user. If you are using an iPhone, you can either download it from the Apple store or through whatsapp official page. But if your phone is powered by Android, you can also download or update your whatsapp application through the Google play store on your phone or through whatsapp official page.
Note: before you can access the Google play store, you must have a working email address with which you must login, that is in case you are using the play store for the first time.
Now without wasting much of your time let’s head to how to activate and make whatsapp group video and voice call with up to 8 participants.
How To Make Whatsapp Group Video and voice Call with 8 update Participants
Step 1. Locate the ‘CALLS’ Tab and click on it
Step 2. Click on the ‘Add Contact Float Button ‘ at the bottom
Step 3. Click on ‘New Group Call’
Step 4. Search or Select the Participants you wish to join in group call
Step 5. Click on the ‘Video call ‘ or ‘Voice call ‘ button depending on the one you wish to use.
How to Make Whatsapp group Video and voice call from a group chat
Step 1. Locate the group 👥 you want to place the video call from and open it
Step 2. Tap on the group call icon to start the call
Step 3. Add the contacts you want to include as participants in the active call
Step 4. Click on or according to your choice
Note: The 8 participants as stated in this article includes the host and 7 other members, it was formally the host and 3 other participants before the increment. Also, you can only add the contacts saved in your phone book as participants in a group conference call.
In other words, a number that is in a group chat but not stored as a contact on your device can not be added as a participant in the whatsapp group video and voice call.
The Whatsapp messaging service in a bid to serve their users better in a situation like this where there’s literally a global observation of indefinite lockdown as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has cease the opportunity of the increased demand of Video and voice conference calls to increase the participants maximum limit in whatsapp group video and voice calls. Its also went further to indicate that for users to be eligible to access the enhanced service, they must be running the updated version of the Whatsapp Application.
Having been notified, whatever your purpose for using the the Whatsapp group video and voice call, be it for business purpose or otherwise, the only way to attain efficient use of the app, for effective results is to ensure that both you and your prospective participants update your whatsapp application to the newest version as indicated in the screen shot below.
I hope are now cleared onhow to make Whatsapp Group video and voice call with up to 8 Participants. You can now gist live with your friends, host that family meetings and even organize a brief meeting with your staff in peace!….Comment, and share to your friends.
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