WhatsApp to introduce group voice and video calling soon

by Linda Olson October 24, 2017, 0:21
WhatsApp to introduce group voice and video calling soon

WhatsApp announced the feature on their official blog, where the Facebook owned company was keen to play up their end-to-end encryption security measures that are created to keep your location details safe. This latest development for WhatsApp sees the popular messaging service borrow a functionality that is already available on Facebook. Then in November past year, the company rolled out the video calling feature. According to WABetaInfo, the WhatsApp is also trying the Unsend and Delete for Everyone features as well. Currently, the WhatsApp allow its users to only make one to one audio or video calls, but with this feature, users will be able to make a video as well as voice conference calls. When the feature comes into use, the users will be able to dodge the pricey global call rates. "And if more than one person shares their Live Location in the group, all locations will be visible on the same map".

How far away in the future group video and voice calls are is unclear as of now.

The new feature will be available in the latest update for Android and iOS users.

The newest beta version of WhatsApp for Android has several updates, including a smaller app size and a feature that would notify your friends when you change your number. This is what WABetaInfo had to say "The 2.17.70 update has very hidden references to group calls!"

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Facebook owned messaging platform WhatsApp after launching the live location tracking feature last week, now the company is launching group video calls for its users.

According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp's group voice calls feature should roll out before the group video calls option now being planned by Facebook called Bonfire.

Another otion is also to prevent the group creator to be deleted from the group by other administrators.

It is expected that the new feature will work just like the Skype group calling. WhatsApp has other priorities right now, for example the imminent RECALL release. The WhatsApp group administrators will be able to choose those members of the group who can carry out actions such as changing the subject, opinion or status of the group.


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