New WhatsApp beta update lets users add three participants to a group call

Another WhatsApp update is reportedly coming in the near future, which will make calls on the instant messaging service more interesting. A new beta is out for the Facebook-owned instant messaging service wherein users will be allowed to add up to three participants in a group call.

A 3D printed Whatsapp logo. Reuters

A 3D printed Whatsapp logo. Reuters

So alongside the person, you are already on a call with, you can add three more people to make it a total of four people in a single conference call.

As per WABetaInfo (link opens in the Telegram app), an add person icon will appear in the top right corner of the call screen. Clicking on it will allow you to add at least three more people from your contact list.

As of now it is unclear from the source whether the new feature works with both voice calls and video calls, as the screenshots below reveal video calling icons.

Recently, Mark Zuckerberg announced that WhatsApp now has 1.5 billion monthly active users (MAUs) who are exchanging nearly 60 billion messages in a single day. WhatsApp currently has over 200 million monthly active users in India.

Group call on WhatsApp. WABetainfo

Group call on WhatsApp. WABetainfo

To help businesses communicate better with their customers in India, WhatsApp last month officially rolled out "WhatsApp Business", a free-to-download Android app for small businesses, in the country. On 19 February 2014, Facebook acquired WhatsApp for $19 billion, its largest acquisition to date.


Updated Date: Feb 06, 2018 07:52 AM