WhatsApp has rolled out group call features for Android

WhatsApp has added a new features to the app called “group call”. The Meta owned instant messaging app has rolled out a new update through the Google Play Beta Program increasing the maximum number of participants that can be added before initiating a group call.

WhatsApp beta for Android is getting version 2.23.19.16 that will allow users to initiate group calls with up to 31 participants. It also said that there are minor improvements to the calls tab.

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Group calling allows up to 32 participants to join a WhatsApp group voice call if you are on the latest version of WhatsApp. However, users initially had a selection limit of 15 contacts when starting such a call.

It must be noted that the functionality was upgraded from 7 to 15 and the current stable version allows users to initiate group calls with 15 people.

Along with a 31-people group calling feature, WhatsApp is now rolling out a revised interface for the calls tab. “It seems that WhatsApp keeps working on improving calls by adding similar enhancements with the latest updates,” the report said.

WhatsApp added some minor tweaks to the calls tab. The call links are no longer mentioned within the screen and it now only states that it’s possible to call one or more contacts. In addition, the floating action button has also been updated with a plus icon.

The feature to initiate group calls with up to 31 participants, along with minor improvements to the calls tab, is available to a limited number of beta testers. It is rolling out to more people over the coming weeks.