WhatsApp is working on the ability to allow more users to participate in a group call. The current limit is set at four participants but WhatsApp’s latest Android beta suggests that the limit may be extended in the future. As people around the world practice social disturbances to prevent the spread of coronavirus, apps such as Zoom and Google Duo that allow video calling with dozens of people at a time have become popular. WhatsApp group calls may allow more users to remain relevant in these times of social disturbance.
Whatsapp’s features tracker WABetaInfo has shared new features that it has discovered in WhatsApp v2.20.128 beta for Android and WhatsApp v2.20.129 beta. Whatsapp v2.20.128 beta for android update has strings suggesting extended group call limit. This feature has not been enabled yet, so users will not be able to see it even after the update to the latest version. As mentioned, the current group call limit is four participants, and while WhatsApp is working to increase the limit, after this expansion is rolled out, there will be no clarity on the number of participants on group calls who Will be allowed In particular, all participants in a group call must have an updated version of WhatsApp to enjoy the new participant range.
There is no word on when the feature will roll out commercially. The tracker also issued a warning that this latest beta update brings some problems to the group call feature. The advice is not to update this version if group calling is a frequently used feature by the user. This feature was first seen in the WhatsApp v184.108.40.206 beta for iOS.