WhatsApp Just Began Rolling Out Group Voice and Video Calling

Up to four users can participate

WhatsApp group calling is available via iOS and Android WhatsApp

WhatsApp introduced group voice and video calling for its iOS and Android applications.

The Facebook-owned messaging app said its users spend more than 2 billion minutes on calls every day.

Users with access to the new feature can start group calls with up to a total of four people by starting a one-on-one voice or video call, and then tapping the new “add participants” button in the upper-right-hand corner to add up to two more people.

WhatsApp said group calls are always end-to-end encrypted, and the feature was designed “to work reliably around the world in different network conditions.”

Group calling on WhatsApp

david.cohen@adweek.com David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.