WhatsApp announced a variety of features last week. One of the key features on that list was the expansion of the voice calling feature. WhatsApp will now support 32 participants in voice calls. This is a huge jump from just 8 participants earlier. WhatsApp last raised the limit for group voice and video calling to 8 during the peak of the pandemic. Support of 32 people will be available on voice call only.
The rollout is happening on Google Android and Apple iOS. WhatsApp has updated the app’s FAQ on WhatsApp with a new limit. The new FAQ section claims that “Group calling allows up to 32 participants to make voice calls with each other using WhatsApp for free. Apple users can also use the new call limit. The listing on the App Store shows that the new update brings support for 32 participants.
“Group voice calls now support up to 32 participants, and include an updated interface with a social audio layout, speaker highlights, and waveforms,” the App Store listing said.
How will this work?
When you receive a group voice call, the Incoming WhatsApp group voice call screen will show the participants currently on the call, and the first contact listed will be the participant who added you. The group voice call history will appear in the ‘Calls’ tab. You can tap Call History to view individual participants from the call. You can also join missed calls if they are still ongoing.
WhatsApp also announced several other features last week. Here’s a look at the other features announced last week:
This feature will be inspired by both Facebook and Instagram. In the past most users responded to messages and media by sending one-on-one responses. However, users will now be able to react to the same message through emoji. People can quickly share their opinion without sending tons of new messages to reply to.
WhatsApp is increasing the file sharing limit to support files up to 2GB. WhatsApp claims that they are doing this so that people can easily collaborate on a project. The details regarding the format of the files will be revealed before the official roll-out.
Administrators will have more authority over their group. Group admins will be able to remove incorrect or problematic messages from everyone’s chats. Limits and exceptions, if any, will be disclosed at a later date.
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