WhatsApp may improve the modern group video call limits for messaging platforms with the next version 2.20 update. Instant messenger is one of the commonly used communication platforms used by over 2 billion users, and video calls are also important than ever because the coronavirus pandemic makes people stay indoors.
First spotted by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp version 2.20 improves the limit for group video calls. Currently, WhatsApp supports group video calls with up to 4 people. It’s unclear how many people can add to a group call on WhatsApp, but the update seems not far away. This is because Google recently published an update for the Google Duo video-calling app to expand the video calling limit from 8 to 12.
It has also been reported that everyone must use the corresponding version of the messaging app to connect a group call. This update also gives an enhanced call header toast message that shows that the call is encrypted end-to-end each time the user does a voice call.
WhatsApp newly made it more comfortable for users to start group video calls by implementing a dedicated button in the chat window. However, no more than 4 members are expected to call the group. Previously, the user had to manually add members to the group’s video call, but forthwith there is a dedicated button to do that.
WhatsApp remains to release incremental updates, keeping the force similar to Dark Mode releases. To limit the cover of false information around the Indiana coronavirus, the company decided to limit the number of forwarded messages that users could post, dropping it from five to one share at a time. The Indian government’s WhatsApp chatbot for coronavirus news and updates was also reported to have been used by 170 million users in just 10 days of launch.