Amongst number of other likely features of WhatsApp, you will now be able to chat live with 7 other friends of yours at the same time. Yes, you have heard it right. After several reports going around the bush, Facebook has confirmed the news of this recent WhatsApp update that will be on ground from the next week.
A new number of users who will join in a simultaneous video call has been extended by WhatsApp – double the existing cap for four callers. Such video calls are authenticated end-to-end just like they were before. WhatsApp revealed its built-in video calling feature that will improve dramatically. This will help render the chat app, already the world’s most common messaging application, with over two billion unique users, a more competitive option for conference calling or friends and family games like Zoom, Houseparty, FaceTime, GoogleDuo and Skype.
The latest update would allow 8 individuals to talk on the same call, both on iPhone and Android. WhatsApp is of course just behind its competitors, including Google’s Messenger, FaceTime (32 supporters) and Zoom, which can reach up to 500 for their most affable add-on. WhatsApp, though, binds to HouseParty, who has the same call limit precisely.
As in the past, all WhatsApp video calls are encrypted with end-to-end encryption and you can not access or listen to your personal chat. The latest version couldn’t be a great one. While millions of people are staying at home to avoid the spread of coronavirus worldwide, video chat apps are booming beyond expectations, becoming more and more common as a way to keep in contact with our near and dear ones.
But now that WhatsApp raises the limit to the number of call participants, we are hopeful that the site would be more popular among consumers. There are two options to render community calls to WhatsApp through the application, which enables users either to begin calling from inside a party, or to attach additional people to the community video / voice call.