WhatsApp enhances video call and voice services as digital social activities become increasingly popular. The efforts to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic in recent weeks has caused people to switch to virtual communication methods to stay connected with family and friends.
In a press statement on Wednesday (29/4), WhatsApp officially launched a video call and voice for up to eight people. WhatsApp sees people all over the world are now increasingly active using the voice and video calling feature on WhatsApp compared to before the pandemic.
“Starting today, we are pleased to officially announce that we have doubled the number of participants who can make voice and video calls on WhatsApp from previously only four people to eight people in one call,” he said.
In one month, the average WhatsApp user speaks through WhatsApp calls for more than 15 billion minutes a day. Beyond the days before the pandemic. As with messages on WhatsApp, all calls are protected with end-to-end encryption.
This ensures that only you and the person you are communicating with can hear the ongoing conversation. There is no one else among you, not even WhatsApp itself.
“We are also working to make call features available, reaching as many users as possible, especially for low-end device users and in network environments that tend to be slow,” he said.
To enjoy this service, users can start video or voice calls > Add friends> Select contact > You can talk to up to eight people at once in a group call. To access more participants, limit updates on this WhatsApp call, all participants in the call need to update their WhatsApp application to the latest version available on iPhone and Android today.