WhatsApp group audio and video calls features go live for some Android users

WhatsApp group audio and video calls features go live for some Android users
Facebook announced in early May during the annual F8 developer conference that it will bring new features to WhatsApp in the not so distant future. Audio and video calls, as well as stickers, were among the new improvements Facebook promised to WhatsApp users, but the social network company didn't provide a time frame.

Well, it looks like it didn't need to since at least two of the previously announced features are now making their way to Android users. AndroidPolice reports that many WhatsApp users are now seeing the group calls option on their Android devices.

It's worth mentioning that the same features have been rolling out to iOS devices for a few days now. Also, Android users can only take advantage of the group calls feature with the latest WhatsApp beta 2.18.162.

Since not everyone using the latest iteration of WhatsApp beta is seeing the new group calls option, it's likely that Facebook is enabling this via a server-side update. It will probably take some time for the new feature to make it to all Android users, but it's nice to know that we'll soon be able to talk to up to three other persons via WhatsApp.


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