Group video calling is coming to WhatsApp on Android soon

The server-side update should start rolling out to users soon

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WhatsApp has started rolling out group voice calls and video chat to Android users of its popular chat app.

The company first announced these features at Facebook’s F8 conference — WhatsApp is owned by the social media giant — and started rolling them out to iOS a few days ago.  

WhatsApp is enabling the functionality server-side, so installing the latest version of the app won’t guarantee that you’ll gain access to the new features. Since it’s rolling out to some users, it looks like the company is gearing up to bring the update to everyone gradually.

Per Android Police, the feature was first reported to be working with WhatsApp beta build 2.18.162.

To use these features users will just have to tap on the add contact button while in a call to add another member to the chat.

According to Android Police’s research, it seems like only four people can be involved in a group call at a time.

Source: Android Police