Android users will now be able to add 31 participants to a group call on WhatsApp!
PC: Digital Trends
Meta-owned WhatsApp is reportedly rolling out a feature to start group calls with up to 32 participants, with minor improvements to the calls tab on Android, and it's available to some beta testers.
WhatsApp has made some minor changes to the calls tab. Notably, the call link is no longer mentioned on this screen, which now only states that it is possible to call one or more contacts, according to WABetaInfo.
Additionally, the floating action button was updated with a plus icon.
According to the report, the chatting platform already allowed group calls with up to 32 participants in a previous update, but users initially had a selection limit of 15 contacts when initiating such calls.
With this update, users can now instantly start large group calls by selecting up to 32 people, including the caller who initiated the call.
The report says that the feature to start a group call with up to 31 participants along with minor improvements to the calls tab is available to a limited number of beta testers and will be available to more people in the coming weeks.
Meanwhile, WhatsApp is reportedly rolling out an 'automatic security code verification' feature for end-to-end encryption for a limited number of beta testers on Android.
With this feature, the app will automatically attempt to verify whether messages have end-to-end encryption without requiring any user intervention.