How to use WhatsApp group video calling feature

Popular instant messaging app WhatsApp has started rolling out one of the most anticipated features in its app — group video calling. First announced at the annual developers’ conference of Facebook, the company that owns WhatsApp since 2014, this feature has been spotted on whatsapp group links V.2.18.189 and GadgetsNow can confirm this.

If you are wondering how to go about calling multiple people on WhatsApp then follow these steps:

  • Open WhatsApp and head to the chat of your contact that you want to call
  • Tap on the video calling button, which is placed on the top right corner
  • Start video call and wait for the user to accept it
  • Once the contact receives the call, you will find the option to add more participants on the top right corner 
  • Tap on the icon to go to the page showing all your contacts
  • Tap on the name of the participant you want to add
  • When the third participant is being called, he/she will be notified about the other two participants in the call .

 Readers must note that you can add one user at a time in the group call and therefore will have to wait for them to answer the call and then repeat the process to add more participants. Also, you do not have to be a beta user to be able to be a part of the conference call, as of now you can make one only if you are a beta user. We were able to add a maximum of 4 people during the video call. After adding the fourth participant, the button of adding more users becomes disabled. Also, if a non-beta user calls a beta user even then the call can be converted into a group call as the option of adding more participants comes to the Beta user.

In the past you’ve needed to use a third-party app to make group video calls with your WhatsApp contacts, but now the functionality is available within the app for iPhone and Android. (If you can’t find it you should update your app.) Here’s how to video call multiple WhatsApp contacts at once.

How to video call on WhatsApp

  • Open a WhatsApp conversation
  • Tap the video camera at the top right of the window
  • The video call will automatically commence and the recipient’s phone will ring

How to group video call on WhatsApp

  • Open a WhatsApp conversation
  • Tap the video camera at the top right of the window
  • The video call will automatically commence and the recipient’s phone will ring
  • Once your recipient has answered, tap the add user icon at the top right corner of the screen
  • Select a second recipient to add them to the call
  • Once they have joined you can also add a third recipient

If you would rather make standard voice calls rather than video calls just tap the telephone icon rather than the video camera icon.