WhatsApp increases its video calls to eight participants, now for everyone

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WhatsApp increases its video calls to eight participants, now for everyone


Facebook has just officially announced that WhatsApp video calls will expand to eight participants, doubling the current figure in which up to four people can participate and in this way getting a little closer to competing applications such as Zoom.

For a few days the participants in the beta version of WhatsApp could already test video calls of up to eight participants, a feature that is going to start rolling out in the stable version for the next few days, has announced Facebook.

Facebook knows that in the current times in which much of the world is found, video calls are one of the elements most demanded by the public. That is why they have announced Messenger Rooms, an application that will allow us to make video calls with up to 50 members, but they are also about to launch, for everyone, the extension of the limit from 4 to 8 people at a time in video calls that we are used to making on WhatsApp.

Unless you have the beta version, you still can’t invite eight people to a video call on WhatsApp, but this feature will be available in the next few days. Although Facebook has not given a specific date, it will be a staggered update that will reach successive markets and the social network will try to deploy it as soon as possible so as not to lose market share compared to other applications such as Zoom, Skype or Google Meet.

Remember that if you do not want to wait for the stable version to be available, you must have the latest beta version installed, which would be v.2.20.133 on Google Play and v.2.20.50.25 on the App Store.

Very soon, you will be able send self-destructing messages on WhatsApp. They are already available in the latest beta, so they could soon reach the final version.

Still, video calls on WhatsApp are still quite far both in number of participants and in features with respect to applications such as Zoom, but Facebook intends to bet now more on the firm step to ensure greater privacy and security so as not to fall into past mistakes .

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