Whatsapp is a super safe social messaging application and it’s not easy to spy on it. This application has always been great in at calling market with more than 2 billion minutes of voice and video calls. Now Facebook-owned Whatsapp has introdced its new feature- Whatsapp group call, to make the users needless of downloading a third party app. Texting and chatting is a nice way of keeping in touch with people however, it’s not always the best way possible. You might want to see them face-to-face. Although this feature is not currently available for everyone, soon all devices will have it. Here you can find out how you can use this new feature.
How to use Whatsapp group call
It’s not very much different from making a regular call on Whatsapp. First you should find someone you want to call and open their chat. Next, tap the phone icon towards the top of the screen then select video calling from the popup. Finally you can add more people to your video call by taping on the Add Participant icon on the top right window. Keep in mind that you can only add 2 more people to your video call. The screen then will split into 4 halves to make it possible for you and your friends to see each other.
Whatsapp messaging application, by default, will use the front camera of your device during a Whatsapp group call – this does not include your front-facing flash but it can be changed.
Actually for now only two parties can have a video call, but soon in the new update of the app Whatsapp group call -for up to four parties, will be available.
Why video calling?
Texting or calling people are not always the best ways possible to communicate with friends and family members. There are different reasons why people might want to have a face-to-face conversation. Video conferencing is the better way than holding a real conference when you live in a different country so you don’t have to gather in one place or suffer from jet lag. If you live abroad and miss your friends and family you might want to have a video conversation to feel their presence and this is why Whatsapp group call is a great option. This new feature is completely free of any charge all you need is a fair internet connection.
Best video calling applications currently are Tango, Skype and Line but with Whatsapp group call and the new update of this app this ranking will definitely change. Whatsapp has proved that it’s very fast and high quality when it comes to video calling. This feature has been spotted on some Android phones.
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