WhatsApp ups limit on video calls to eight people

WhatsApp video calls can now include up to eight people instead of four. In order to reach the new upper limit, everyone on the call will need to run the updated version of the application. AT start a group video call, you can either start the call directly from a group conversation, or add additional people manually after starting an individual call. The WhatsApp site notes that its video calls are end-to-end encrypted.

For those who follow, the new WhatsApp limit compares to the limit of 12 people recently introduced for Google Duo. Meanwhile, Apple’s FaceTime supports 32, Houseparty supports eight, Skype and Facebook’s new Messenger service support 50, and the free level of Zoom supports 100.

The new upper limit is now available on iOS, but it does not seem to be available on the Google Play Store just now. If you are an impatient Android user, then MSPowerUser reports that you can get the updated APK directly from the WhatsApp website.

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