During the 2018 F8 conference, earlier this month, Facebook announced that WhatsApp would receive group video calling. Of course, video calling has been on WhatsApp since 2016 but it was about time to move it to another level.
According to a post on Android Police, group video and voice calls were spotted working on some selected number of users.
How WhatsApp Group Video Calls Works?
When you are on call with someone, you can add a participant easily by tapping the contact icon on the top right of the screen. The contact icon will load your list of contacts of which you can choose who to add to the call. This feature works for both video and audio calls.
On the other side, when you are being invited on a group video or audio call, you will see the numbers and avatars of the people participating so that you can make a decision whether you want to join.
How Many People Can Be On A Group Video Call?
WhatsApp group voice and video calls seems to allow up to four (4) people to talk to each other, which seems reasonable enough since it will split the screen into four nice rectangles.
This feature has been spotted on WhatsApp for Android beta ver 2.18.162 on a select few, so you might have it or not. Since this has been spotted in the beta channel, it means WhatsApp is testing on a few users and the general rollout is imminent, so we have to wait and see. Facebook did promise the feature early this month so be ready to engage your friends in wild video calls in the near future.