WhatsApp is reportedly testing a new feature of group voice and video calls in its latest WhatsApp v2.17.70 Beta for iPhone, which is expected to roll out next year. 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.
According to a tweet byWABetaInfo, the Facebook-owned messaging app might roll out the feature in its next beta update. “There are a lot of hidden references about group voice calls, but there is only one reference to group video calls. So group video calls are partially confirmed at the moment.” Earlier, WABetaInfo said “The 2.17.70 iOS update has very hidden references to group calls! Before it was an internal news, now it’s all confirmed.”
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The new WhatsApp v2.17.70 will also send a request to the server to ask if one calling the user is on another call or not. Further, WABetaInfo said.”Note that these references we found are very strong (but they aren’t visible for you at present) and they have allowed us to understand what WhatsApp is going to add in the application, as we did for WhatsApp for iPad.”
Earlier, WhatsApp has announced to launch a new Live location sharing feature. The new feature is available on Android and iOS devices and it will be rolling out in the app in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, last year the Facebook introduced group video calling feature, which also allows conferencing in up to 50 people simultaneously, of which only six can be visible at a time.