WhatsApp has released a new update for iPhone users to increase the group call limit. The update will allow iPhone users to make a group call with eight participants, an upgrade from the current four participant limit. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said this just days after announcing the rollout of the new feature. At the time of launch, the company said Android and iPhone users would soon have a limit on group calls, and now iPhone users are the first to receive updates. WhatsApp wants to take video conferencing software to zoom with this new feature.
WhatsApp v2.20.50 for the iPhone brings the new group calling feature, and Channel suggests that both voice and video calls now support up to eight participants. Originally to use this feature, all participants must be on the latest version of WhatsApp update, and therefore it is recommended to install the update as soon as you receive it. If you have not turned on auto-update on your iPhone, you should manually go to the App Store and install the update. The update’s changelog also mentions visual improvements for iOS 13 users, including the updated message action menu.
Thanks for your reports. The new context menu is not enabled in this update. Yes, the changelog says it's available but WhatsApp forgot to enable it in the 2.20.50 official update.
They can fix the "issue" simply forcing the activation from server-side 👍🏻 https://t.co/pcEFpF69ES
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) April 27, 2020
How to make a group call from WhatsApp
The method of initiating a group voice or video call remains unchanged; however, you will now have the option to add seven more people instead of just three. To make a group call on WhatsApp, you need to open the desired group you want to interact with and click the call button in the top right. If there are more than eight participants in the group, WhatsApp will ask which contacts you want to call, otherwise, the call will start directly. Group participants who are not saved in your address book will not be added to the call.
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Whatsapp iPhone users can now call 8 people simultaneously
As people around the world practice social disturbances, Zoom shot to fame, the main reason being the permission to call a large group of people. WhatsApp is in new demand for large online group conversations with this feature. Of course, it still does not allow as many participants as Zoom or Duo for that matter. However, this is the first step in that direction.