Facebook, during its first day of annual F8 developers’ conference, had announced that WhatsApp will get group video calling feature. Now, the messaging app has started receiving the latest feature.
As per a tweet by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp beta for Android running version 2.18.39 are now getting the group voice call feature. Similarly, the beta version for iOS running 2.18.52 are getting the above-mentioned feature.
WhatsApp for iOS 2.18.52: group calls!
It’s available for a few users only and it doesn’t work with an invitation system.
You need to be ****VERY**** lucky!
The same is valid for Android beta 2.18.145+! pic.twitter.com/qsDprH3VBQ
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) 18 May 2018
However, the group video calling feature is rolling out to random users as it is a server-side roll out and not everyone will have the access to it as of now. Further, the new feature cannot be activated via an invite system, which was used in other WhatsApp features for testing.
If you are the chosen one, then straight away head open a participant chat and tap on a video call. If you got this feature then it will show a new option as ‘Add participant’. Tap on it and add the members you wish to talk to in a group. Users can add as many as four group members for a video chat.
Previously, the brand introduced group description, admin controls, group catch up and participant search in the latest update. Starting with group description, users who have just joined a group will see group description, a short blurb found under group info, at the top of the chat.