WhatsApp, the popular instant messaging app, has recently increased the limit for group calling. Now, users can have conversations with up to 31 people simultaneously. Previously, WhatsApp allowed group calls with a limit of 7 participants, which was later raised to 15, and now it has been expanded to 31. It’s important to note that this feature is currently available for the iOS version of WhatsApp.
WhatsApp’s Group Calling Feature
WhatsApp had announced this feature last year, stating that in the near future, group calls could accommodate up to 32 users. This new capability in WhatsApp group calls is a significant enhancement and brings it closer to the capabilities of platforms like Microsoft Teams and Google Meet that enable meetings with multiple participants.
Availability on iOS
As of now, WhatsApp has introduced this feature for the iOS version, allowing users to engage in group calls with up to 31 participants. To activate this feature, follow these steps:
- Open the group chat where you want to start the call.
- Tap the video call or voice call button, located at the top of the screen.
- Confirm that you want to make a group call.
- If your group has 32 or fewer participants, the group call will start with all available users.
- Please note that if your group has more than 32 participants, you will need to select the 31 users with whom you want to initiate the call.
- After selecting the participants, tap the video call or voice call button to start the call.
WhatsApp continues to improve its services and provide users with new features and enhancements to enrich their communication experience. It’s worth mentioning that there’s no official word on when this feature will be available for the Android version of WhatsApp.