Group chat and video chat have been around for a long time in WhatsApp, but it has now only increased the number of users with whom you can do group video chat. Call it the answer to the COVID-19 lockdown but the app has now doubled the number of people with whom you can video chat once. This is not a new thing; Many companies that have a chat client or a messaging platform are improving their features and Facebook has also launched a new app.
Here you can video chat with up to eight people on WhatsApp.
Whatsapp video call requirements
This is a new feature and to use it you must ensure the following;
- Everyone who is to be included in the eight-person video call is running the full latest version of WhatsApp.
- Add all in one group.
- The person initiating the call must have everyone in the group added as contacts. Group participants who are not in contact cannot be included in the eight-person video chat.
WhatsApp: Video chat with eight people
Follow the steps below to video chat with eight people;
- create a group, Add as many people as you want, but remember that only eight can participate in a group video chat.
- Open group Tap on call button Top right.
- a Menu will open Listing the participants in the group.
- Select seven. You are the eighth participant in the video chat.
- After selecting the participants, you will see buttons at the top to initiate a video or audio call. Tap on Video call (camera) button To initiate a call.
If you are unable to add a user to a video call, make sure they are running the latest version of WhatsApp. The feature does not impose any type of device restriction and should be available on most devices. If a user is running the latest version of the app, but has an older phone or is not running the latest version of the OS for their device, they may be prevented from using the feature.
If the app has been updated recently, try dropping it and reopening it. It is also worth restarting your phone to see this feature.
WhatsApp allowed video chat with up to four people simultaneously. Now this number has doubled for both iOS and Android users.
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