WhatsApp From Facebook Officially Increases Audio And Video Call Participants To 8

There were rumors that Facebook is increasing the maximum limit of people allowed to participate in a group audio or video call on WhatsApp. Now we see that that’s true.

Right now the limit is 4 but will double to 8 for everyone really soon as reveaaled by the company today. This  functionality has already been seen in WhatsApp’s beta version. These calls, whether audio or video, are end-to-end encrypted, so no one else can view or listen to them, not even WhatsApp or Facebook.

Facebook makes it official: WhatsApp audio and video calls will soon go up to 8 participants

The recently unveiled Messenger Rooms don’t come with end-to-end encryption but allows for up to 50 people to be on a call.

Facebook is yet to share a specific launch timeline for the new maximum limit of audio and video call participants for WhatsApp. Some deatails found in beta versions of the app implied that all of the 8 participants would have to use the latest version of the app, once the functionality is launched.

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