With the world locked down, humans are have never been more grateful for video calls. And amongst other available apps, Whatsapp has mostly been our go-to messenger for social interaction. The good news, however, is that the said app has now ‘doubled’ the number of participants one can have on a video or voice call from 4 to 8 people at a time.
An official statement put out on the Whatsapp Blog reads:
The COVID-19 pandemic has meant that many of us are isolated from friends and family. As a result, we see that people all over the world are turning to voice and video calling on WhatsApp more than ever before. Group calling has been particularly useful and our users have asked to connect with more people at once. Starting today, we’re doubling the number of participants you can have on a WhatsApp video or voice call from 4 to 8 people at a time.
That’s not all, doing their bit in reducing unnecessary panic amidst the ongoing pandemic, Whatsapp had earlier reduced the number of people one could forward a message to from 5 to one. This helped cut down fake news forwards to a great extend.
If you, however, are still not able to call 8 people at a time, just go to your respective app store and update Whatsapp.