New Delhi: Last week, WhatsApp revealed a slew of new features. The expansion of the voice calling feature was one of the primary features on that list. In a voice call, WhatsApp can now handle up to 32 people. This is a significant increase from the previous 8 participants. During the peak of the pandemic, WhatsApp increased the group voice and video calling limit to 8. Only phone calls will provide support for 32 people.
The update is rolling out to Google Android and Apple iOS users. WhatsApp’s FAQ page has been modified to reflect the increased limit. “Group calling allows up to 32 users to voice call with each other for free using WhatsApp,” according to the new FAQ section. The new call restriction is also available to Apple users. According to the App Store listing, the new update supports 32 participants.
“Group phone calls now support up to 32 people, and have an improved UI with a social audio layout, speaker spotlight, and waveforms,” according to the App Store listing.
When you receive a group voice call, the incoming WhatsApp group voice call screen will display the members who are currently on the call, with the participant who added you mentioned first. The ‘Calls’ page will display the history of group voice calls. You can view the individual participants from the call by tapping the call history. If missed calls are still active, you can join them.
Last week, WhatsApp also introduced plenty of new features. Here are the other features that were announced last week:
Both Facebook and Instagram will be used to inspire this function. Most people used to respond to SMS and media by sending only one response. Users will now be allowed to utilise emojis to respond to the same message. People can rapidly express themselves without having to send a slew of fresh texts.
WhatsApp has increased the file sharing limit to 2 GB. WhatsApp states that they are doing this to make it easier for individuals to work together on a project. Before the official launch, more information regarding the file format will be published.
Admins will have more control over their respective groups. Messages that are erroneous or inappropriate will be removed from everyone’s chats by group admins. The limitation and, if any, exceptions will be published at a later time.