Facebook-owned chat platform WhatsApp has now started rolling out a new feature for some of its users. First announced in May 2018, WhatsApp has now made its group video calls feature live for both the Android as well as iOS users. At the time of its announcement, the company had stated that the feature will be rolled out within the next few weeks. Though the feature has started debuting on some of the user's app, it has not been made available to everyone as of now.
WhatsApp's group video call feature enables users to add up to four participants on a single video call made through the app. As per reports, the feature can now be seen by a handful of WhatsApp users which are using the 2.18.145 version and above of the Android app. These users are able to see a "Add Participants" option on their call window while on a WhatsApp call, allowing them to add more participants to the call from their contact list. The same update can be seen on WhatsApp version 2.18.52 for iOS but is not available to everyone.
Check if you have WhatsApp Group Video Call feature:
1. Open WhatsApp
2. Make a call to one of your contacts
3. Look for an "Add Participant" option on the call window
4. If you are able to see it, your WhatsApp now supports group video calls. If not, wait for its global rollout which is expected soon.
Facebook, in its F8 conference this year, had confirmed the rollout of the feature to WhatsApp soon. In addition, the company had also announced the availability of the feature to its photo-sharing platform Instagram along with a bunch of other features like a redesigned "explore" tab, comment filter and more.
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