Group video calling in WhatsApp is now active: Here's how to use it

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New Delhi : WhatsApp, a popular messaging application worldwide is now ready for video calling to multiple people at one time from a same phone number. The Facebook-owned company has now announced ‘group video call feature’ which is available for both Android users and as well as iOS users. 

As per the current WhatsApp update, users can now make group video calls and make life more enjoyable than before. Earlier this month, the officials had announced that video calling facility wll be rolled out in just a few weeks.

With WhatsApp new group video calling feature, you can now add as many as four group members to join a video call on one messaging platform at one common time. It can be considered as the advance form of voice conference call. Android users may check the latest update ‘2.18.145’ for detailed information. If you use an Apple device, then look for WhatsApp version 2.18.52 for iOS. 

Well, you need to be very lucky to enjoy this new feature as this update is not available in all the handsets. Here’s how you can check if your WhatsApp has this new feature-

Step 1: Open WhatsApp

Step 2: Select a participant you wish to call.

Step 3: Do a normal call.

Step 4: Check if there is a new button “Add participant”

Step 5: If there is, then you can now have group calls if you don’t, then you cannot.

Sources confirmed that engineers at WhatsApp have started working on a version to enable group video calls since January. The news has been confirmed in February that this new feature will be available for the messaging app in near future. At last in the annual F8 developers’ conference, Facebook mentioned that a cluster of new features will be soon added to WhatsApp including support for group video calling in the upcoming weeks.

As of now, this feature is live and can be used by users.