During the Facebook’s F8 developer conference in May, WhatsApp announced that it would update both its calling with both voice and video support later on this year. Now, the feature is live for users around the globe on iOS and Android. The Whatsapp group video calling and audio calling feature supports up to four people simultaneously, regardless of where those people are.
According to The Verge, the company said it engineered the feature to work under less-than-stellar network conditions, so you can video chat a friend or family member from a far-flung locale so long as you can get yourself online. Calls are also end-to-end encrypted, like all chats on the platform.
Earlier this year, WhatsApp announced that it has 1.5 billion monthly active users, so there’s probably quite a few people who are itching to try the new group calling feature out. WhatsApp first launched video chatting in 2016 and voice calling way back in 2014, and now its users spend a total of 2 billion minutes per day talking on the phone.