The introduction of voice calls and later the video calls support were perhaps the two major milestone in the history of Whatsapp. As per Whatsapp, over the last couple years, Whatsapp users have spend over 2 billion minutes on calls per day. The number is enough to justify how well the voice/video calls has been received by the users. Further enhancing the voice/video call utility, Whatsapp has now officially announced the roll-out of group calls for voice and video on both Android and iOS.
In fact, the Group calls feature was in testing phase since a while. It’s made available on recent beta builds of both Android and iOS platform. Surprisingly, even certain stable Whatsapp users too were able to see the feature some time around in gone days. But, that’s all were the part of soak test and this is the first time Whatsapp announcing the broader roll-out.
With WhatsApp Group Calls feature in tow, you can make a group call with at most 4 people simultaneously. For making a Group Call, you need to initially start a one-on-one voice or video call and tap the new “add participant” button in the top right corner to add more contacts to the call. Reiterating, a total of 4 members are only possible in a group voice/video calls.
The Group Call feature, by now, should be available on your Whatsapp latest stable or beta build. If not sure, make a one-on-one voice call and look for the new add participant icon on Whatsapp in-call UI.