WhatsApp reportedly to allow users to add up to 32 people on video calls

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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WhatsApp has reportedly increased the limit on group video calls on the latest beta version of WhatsApp for desktop.

The popular Meta-owned chat platform previously allowed video calls with up to 8 users. The company is expected to increase this number by four times for all users on the desktop application with a future update.

Recently, WhatsApp discontinued support for its older Electron-based desktop software, which means that Windows users will now have to install the app from the Microsoft Store.

According to the statement, “WhatsApp Desktop users can currently make audio calls and video calls with 32 people and 8 people via the Windows application, but an upcoming update is expected to raise the limit for all users, once beta testing for the feature has concluded.”

The option to have up to 32 users on a video call is available for beta testing upon installing the latest WhatsApp beta for Windows update released on the Microsoft Store. A wider public launch is expected to take place over the next few days.

“Users who want to test the ability to initiate group calls with up to 32 people can download the latest WhatsApp beta for Windows update from the Microsoft Store. Unlike the beta versions on WhatsApp for Android iOS, users do not have to sign up for beta updates and it is possible to install the stable and beta versions of the app concurrently on the same device,” as per the statement.

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