Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said last Friday that video calls via WhatsApp would be expanded to eight people from four, and that feature began rolling out Tuesday.
WhatsApp users wishing to use the new participant limit for video calls should have the latest version of the messaging application installed.
The app added that group calling was built in a way to accommodate as many users as possible, including those with poor connectivity or older devices, and all calls are protected via end-to-end encryption.
WhatsApp wrote, “The Covid-19 pandemic has meant that many of us are isolated from friends and family. As a result, we see that people all over the world are turning to voice and video calling on WhatsApp more than ever before. Group calling has been particularly useful, and our users have asked to connect with more people at once.”