As more people turn to digital platforms to connect with friends and family, WhatsApp, a Facebook-owned chat app, now allows up to eight people in a group video call from four.
“We see that people all over the world are turning to voice and video calling on WhatsApp more than ever before. Group calling has been particularly useful and our users have asked to connect with more people at once,” WhatsApp said in a blogpost.
“We have built group calling in a way that makes it available for as many users as possible, including people on lower-end devices and slow network conditions,” it added.
The same privacy you expect from a face-to-face conversation (remember them?) now with up to 8 people. End-to-end encrypted. Update your WhatsApp to try it out. pic.twitter.com/xZUX60mysD
— WhatsApp Inc. (@WhatsApp) April 28, 2020
However, to be able to enjoy, one has to update the app on their devices.
In March, it limited the number of chats that can be forwarded to curb the spread of harmful misinformation around the Coronavirus.