WhatsApp will soon allow more users in group audio and video calls
Now that everyone has to remain indoors for the foreseeable future, one of the most reliable ways of communication is through video calling services. Even though WhatsApp supports video calling, only four users can participate in a call at any given time. As a result, WhatsApp users are looking elsewhere for solutions that let them get over this limitation.
A future version of WhatsApp is expected to increase the number of users allowed in a video call. WABetainfo stumbled upon some strings in a subsequent version of the application that hinted at this change. Unfortunately, there is no mention of what the new upper limit will be. Google Duo recently upped its video call participant limit from eight to twelve, so we can expect WhatsApp to do something similar.
Since the feature is still in testing, it'll be a while before the changes make their way to a stable version of WhatsApp. Its two billion-plus users will undoubtedly welcome the move, as they no longer have to rely on other services for their video conferencing needs.