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WhatsApp will soon allow more users in group audio and video calls

WhatsApp to let more users participate in group calls
WhatsApp to let more users participate in group calls (image via WhatsApp)
A future version of WhatsApp will allow more than four users to participate in group audio and video calls. There is no word about what the revised upper limit will be just yet. Since the feature is still in development, it will be a while before it is available to everyone.
Anil Satyanarayana,

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.

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WABetainfo (1), (2), (3)

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Anil Satyanarayana, 2020-04-17 (Update: 2020-04-17)
Anil Satyanarayana
I've been an avid PC gamer since the age of 8. My passion for gaming eventually pushed me towards general tech, and I've been a stereotypical 'nerd' ever since. I have a degree in mechanical engineering and have worked in the manufacturing industry. When I'm not writing news on Notebookcheck, you can find me playing or watching an intense match of DOTA 2