The instant messaging platform operated by Facebook has raised the number of participants in a WhatsApp Video Call from four to eight as many users have moved to different apps such as Zoom and House Party that provide video calling for more participants.
This latest restriction remains small when compared with Google Duo’s likes, which supports up to 12 users, and Messenger. But the increased cap will still be more than appropriate for most casual users who rely on WhatsApp’s video calling function to catch up with friends and family during this pandemic
How To Enable WhatsApp Video Call For Up To 8 Participants?
- First open WhatsApp and go to the Calls section.
- Then tap the floating Call button you see at the bottom right corner, so that your contact list will now open.
- But before you select the contacts, you need to tap the New group call option.
- Now proceed to select all the participants of the group call. You can select a maximum of seven contacts before the contact list is grayed out.
- All the contacts you select will be shown at the top of the contact list.
- Depending on whether you want to make a group video or voice call, tap the relevant button.
Note: When one of the call contacts is on an older version of WhatsApp which does not support eight people in a group call, a dialog box will pop up to remind you.
The positive thing about calling WhatsApp community is that in an ongoing call, you can also introduce a new member to a community call. Simply tap the button in the top-right corner when calling a video, and then pick the touch.