WhatsApp to get group calling feature on Windows Phone

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WhatsApp for Windows Phone
Image Courtesy: WindowsCentral.com

Facebook recently
dropped support for its apps on Windows Phone 8.1, but
the company appears to be fully committed to WhatsApp for
Microsoft’s mobile platform. Believe it or not, there is a
big update coming for WhatsApp for Windows Phone. The
report claims that the update will introduce the group calling
feature.

WhatsApp already supports both voice and video calls, but the
updated version will allow calls with up to four people.

Windows Phone users have reason to celebrate today with the
ability to make group calls is rolling out and it will
soon become available on all devices. Once you are in a
call with someone, you can tap “Add person” option and pick who
else you want in the call. The feature is, of course,
user-friendly and it appears to work fine on all Windows
Phones.

If you are on the other side with a Windows Phone, you’ll get
an invitation, when your friend or family member add you to the
group call from any device (Android or iOS). It’s a neat
feature, and you can decide whether you want to chat with up to
four people or not at that time.

Back in May, WhatsApp director Mubarik Imam announced that
the messaging platform will be getting group video calls
support in the coming months. At the time of the announcement,
Facebook-owned WhatsApp revealed that the platform
has over 450 million daily users.

Furthermore, over 2 billion minutes of calls were made through
WhatsApp each day. As you can see in the screenshot above,
WhatsApp’s Windows Phone app will allow four people to
simultaneously participate.

Facebook appears to be bringing features to all platforms
including Windows Phone, and it’s likely that WhatsApp for
Windows Phone will be getting some other changes in the coming
days as well. The company last month also announced stickers
support and the company is allowing third parties to develop
their own collections of stickers.

WhatsApp for Windows Phone is receiving new updates almost
every month, and the social media giant remains fully committed
to Microsoft’s mobile platform.



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