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Published: Tue, July 31, 2018
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

WhatsApp launches four-person group video calling

WhatsApp launches four-person group video calling

Facebook originally announced group audio and video calls for WhatsApp back at the F8 conference, before opening it to a subset of users.

WhatsApp users spend over 2 billion minutes on calls per day.

That's why group support on WhatsApp is so important to so many - and now you can enjoy it on Android and iOS starting today. Following this, you will see a button at the top-right corner of the screen that will let you add another participant to the call.

WhatsApp has gained quite a few features in 2018 already, from new group chat controls to hiding media from your gallery.

The new feature allows WhatsApp users to make audio and video calls.

The video calling interface allows you to add only one person at a time which means that the fourth person can be added only once the third person has accepted the invitation.

Video calls have been supported by WhatsApp since 2016, but until now they were limited to two participants. The feature is now live and available for all. Of course, there's the difference that WhatsApp requires a phone number for each account.

"We are deeply committed to your safety and privacy which is why WhatsApp is end-to-end encrypted, and we'll continue to improve our app with features like this one". Tapping it does exactly what it should: it dismisses the notification and marks the message as read so it doesn't resurface when you open the app or get another notification. "And as we've added new features, we've been careful to try and keep that feeling of intimacy, which people say they love", the company explained on July 30.

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