WhatsApp Beta for Android released group video conferencing as well as voice calls between several people. The feature, which was announced during the F8 conference, is present in version 2.18.193 of the application. Still in an experimental phase, the functionality presents instabilities and does not always work as expected. In the tests of the TechTudo, calls often drop after adding a third party.
Check out, in the following tutorial, how to start a group call on WhatsApp. The novelty is only available to users of the messenger (beta) test edition. In addition, it is necessary to update the app to the latest version.
WhatsApp Beta for Android allows you to make group audio and video calls Photo: Helito Bijora / TechTudo
How to use WhatsApp Beta for Android
Step 1. Open the conversation with a friend and start a video or audio call. A button for adding participants appears in the upper right corner of the screen.
Start an audio or video connection Photo: Reproduction / Helito Bijora
Step 2. After touching the button, your contact list will be displayed. Choose the third participant. To make it easier, you can tap on the magnifying glass icon in the upper right corner of the screen to use the search.
Adding participant link Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora
Step 3. The third contact will receive the call invitation. While the call is not answered, it is possible to touch "Cancel" after he answers it, it will not be possible to remove the participant. If you want to add other people, just repeat the procedure.
Group video link on WhatsApp Photo: Reproduction / Helito Bijora
WhatsApp did not disclose the maximum number of participants in group calls.
WhatsApp allows you to switch between voice and video calls without hanging up