Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, has announced that WhatsApp will soon get a new feature for WhatsApp calls, and that they are also testing another feature for video calling, which sounds fantastic.
Both features are distinct and will persuade WhatsApp users to use WhatsApp calls, whether audio or video, so let’s learn more about them.
WhatsApp will be testing 32-person video chats soon
Let’s begin with the first feature: WhatsApp Call Links. Users can generate a call link and share it with their friends or anyone else to join WhatsApp calls with “a single tap.” This feature can support up to 32 people on a single call and can be used for both audio and video calls. Mark has stated that it will be available in a week’s time. To use this feature, open the WhatsApp app and select the Calls tab. Then, at the top, you’ll see the option to “Create a Link,” so do so and share it.
Now, let’s talk about the second feature that Mark Zuckerberg mentioned in his post. This feature allows up to 32 people to participate in a video call. Currently, a single video call can only have eight participants. Mark also mentioned that it would be encrypted video calling. We don’t know what it will look like right now. It will be useful for users who typically use Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, or Zoom for video calling with more than 10 friends, as they will no longer need to use other platforms, making it more convenient.
Call Links and 32 People Video Call Availability
Mark has stated that the WhatsApp call links will be available in a week. The company is still testing 32-person video chats so we might get it soon, as Mark stated, “very soon,” which means probably in a month or more. The same participant limits for audio calling were recently implemented by the company.