WhatsApp group video call feature is now live

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21 May 2018

WhatsApp group video call is live, here's everything to know

WhatsApp group video calling feature which was announced some days ago at the F8 developer conference has gone live for a limited set of users.

The feature, which appears to be in beta-testing, is currently available on WhatsApp iOS build 2.18.52 and Android beta version 2.18.145+.

Notably, this appears to be a limited roll-out and not everyone will see it live yet.

Here's more.

News site WABetaInfo first reported about this feature going live

Step-by-step guide

How to check if the feature is live for you?

How to check if the feature is live for you?

Step 1: Open WhatsApp and select a participant you wish to call.

Step 2: Make a normal call.

Step 3: Check if there is a new "Add participant" button.

If there is, then you will be able to add others to the video call.

Further, a total of four people will be able to participate in a single split-screen conference call over WhatsApp.

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The feature doesn't work with an invitation system

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