The feature is live in the latest betas for both iOS and Android.
What you need to know
- WhatsApp is expanding the maximum number of participants allowed in a group call to eight.
- It’s also making it easier to start group calls in group chats of four people or fewer.
- The changes are rolling out in the latest iOS and Android betas, so a formal release shouldn’t be too far off.
It was only a few days ago when we reported that WhatsApp was working on expanding the maximum number of participants that could be invited to a group call, and in less than a week, the company has now started rolling out the feature, albeit only in beta form.
As WABetaInfo reports, version 126.96.36.199 on iOS and version 2.20.133 on Android both allow you to now include up to eight people in a group video or audio call, up from the four-person limit that WhatsApp’s had for quite a while. The change was no…