How To Make WhatsApp Group Calls [Video and Voice]


A couple of days ago, the largest connectivity application in the world introduced group calls. We are talking about WhatsApp. The app now supports group video and voice calls. WhatsApp has been adding new features over the past few years. First of all, it introduced voice calls, and then it introduced video calls. WhatsApp also launched the business version to help people connect with their customers and clients. WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption was good enough to give its users the required confidence to use the messenger as their first choice. Now that the group calls are here, it will definitely attract masses and impress the existing users even more.

How WhatsApp transformed the world of connectivity?

There is no doubt that to some extend, WhatsApp has replaced our regular messaging applications. There was a time when people were inclined towards applications like Viber and IMO. WhatsApp replaced those applications as well. WhatsApp is only not popular in the Middle East as these countries do not allow WhatsApp to run. In this region, apps like IMO are popular. There was a time when Telegram was the number one choice for the users who preferred end-to-end encryption. Telegram is still the best choice for some users, especially the cryptocurrency enthusiasts, however, WhatsApp definitely grabbed a chunk of the audience from Telegram as well.

With the introduction of Voice and Video calls, WhatsApp’s roots strengthened. Unlike other communication apps, WhatsApp offered very high-quality voice and video calls. So far, people loved everything about WhatsApp. According to the stats published by WhatsApp, users spend around 2 Billion minutes per day on calls made through WhatsApp. It looks like WhatsApp wanted to make it easy for multiple users to connect with each other. That happens to be the reason for the company to introduce group calls. It may be the company’s take over Google Hangouts and Skype’s group calls.

At a time, up to 4 users can join a conference call. The conference call must be initiated by a user. Once a user makes a call, a conference symbol appears at the top of the calling screen. Tapping that button takes the users to their contact list. They can tap a contact to send an invitation to join the conference call. WhatsApp rolled out the calling feature in a new update. In order to use this feature, you must update your WhatsApp to the latest version. If you are unsure how to use the group calling feature of WhatsApp, then you will find this guide helpful.

How To Make WhatsApp Group Calls [Video and Voice]

Follow the steps below to learn to make WhatsApp group calls. It includes WhatsApp group video and voice calls.

  1. Download and install the latest version of WhatsApp on your phone.
  2. Open WhatsApp now.
  3. Call anyone in your contact list now.
  4. As soon as the other person answers your call, you will find a symbol to add another contact in a call. The symbol will appear on the calling screen.
  5. Press the add contact symbol, you will be redirected to your contact list now.
  6. Choose the contact you want to invite to the conference call.
  7. You will now have the conference call connected. That’s all.
  8. This method works for both voice and video calls.

It is important to note here that the moment you click on the add contact symbol for a call, the other person on the call will be notified that you are attempting to make a conference call. The person whom you are adding in a call will be notified about a conference call as well. That’s all for now. If you are facing any difficulties, feel free to reach out to me through the comments section below.

Usama M, a software engineer by profession, is the founder and editor-in-chief at Techbeasts. At Techbeasts, he uses his expertise to craft solutions to solve everyday consumer tech problems. His main areas of interest are Android, iOS, and Windows. You can find him on YouTube at "Tech with Usama".

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