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WhatsApp launches another update - Here is how to get it
The Facebook-owned messaging platform had given good news to its users last year when it had decided to bring group video calls on the platform. The highly-awaited feature was welcomed by the users and it became very popular across the globe. However, the process to make a group call was complicated. The users had to start by making an individual call to a contact. After connecting, they were given the option to add more contacts to the same call. All these participants had to be added individually making it a lengthy process.
But now the instant messaging platform has made the job easier with its latest update. The Android version of the app has received a new update which allows users to place a group video call with a dedicated button. The feature was initially rolled out to iPhone users last month and has been on WhatsApp Beta for a while now.
The new button allows the users to call multiple contacts from a group. The users can do it by tapping on the add participant button in a group (right next to the hamburger button). A list of participants will then appear allowing them to start the call. However, the platform has restricted the maximum number of participants in a video call to four.
2.19.9 Android update is available now.https://t.co/TzvR1dJz9y
It fixes the GIF bug and the group call button is now enabled (it was not available in versions downloaded from the official website). https://t.co/R910Ws8RbZ
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) January 15, 2019
In case the users want to make a call to friends who are not a part of the same group, they will have to resort to the earlier method of adding participants after placing the call.
Recently, WhatsApp was in the news after a bug was reported by Android users claiming that their old messages were being randomly deleted. The bug was reported by users on Twitter who claimed that their old messages, dating back to 2015, got deleted. The company is yet to release an official statement on this.
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