If you’re one of us who has been waiting for Whatsapp to increase the number of persons in a video call, then an upcoming WhatsApp update could be worth checking out.
News from WABetaInfo says that they have discovered that in the latest beta for WhatsApp, the company has increased the group video call size from four to eight participants at a time. This is ideal for smaller groups of people who are looking to chat with each other.
Note that this is only in the beta version of the app, but presumably it shouldn’t be too long until the feature is rolled out for everyone else. Those who are taking part in the beta should be able to access it for now.
Now obviously eight users compared to 100 users is a fraction, but like we said, if you’re uncomfortable with the way things are with Zoom right now and you don’t need that many participants, then this update is definitely worth keeping an eye out for.
There is no word on when WhatsApp will release this update, but we’ll be on the look out.