Eight People Can Join WhatsApp Group Video Call

The new feature will be optional and users will be able to switch to the older Archived chats implementation if they don't like it.

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.

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.