WhatsApp Beta for Android has released group video conferencing as well as voice calls between several people. The feature, which was announced during the F8 conference, is present in version 2.18.193 of the application. Still in the experimental phase, the functionality presents instabilities and does not always work as expected. In TechTudo tests, calls often fell after adding a third party.
Check out, in the following tutorial, how to start a group connection in WhatsApp. The novelty is only available to users of the beta (beta) edition of the messenger. In addition, you need to upgrade the app to the latest version.
WhatsApp Beta for Android lets you make group audio and video connections
How to use WhatsApp Beta for Android
Step 1. Open the conversation with a friend and start a video or audio connection. A button to add participants will appear in the upper right corner of the screen.
Start an audio or video connection
Step 2. After touching the button, your contact list will be displayed. Choose the third participant. To make it easier, you can tap on the magnifying glass icon in the upper right corner of the screen to use the search.
Adding participant to the call
Step 3. The third contact will receive the call invitation. While the call is not answered, it is possible to tap "Cancel" - once it is answered, the participant can not be removed. If you want to add other people, just repeat the procedure.
Group video connection in WhatsApp
WhatsApp did not disclose the maximum number of participants in group calls.
WhatsApp allows you to switch between voice and video calls without disconnecting
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