WhatsApp rolling out feature to initiate group calls with 31 participantstext_fields
San Francisco: Meta’s WhatsApp is reportedly rolling out a new feature that allows users to initiate group calls with up to 31 participants, along with minor improvements to the calls tab on Android devices.
According to reports, the chatting platform already allowed group calls of up to 32 participants in the past updates, but users initially had a selection limit of 15 contacts when starting such a call.
With this update, users can now immediately begin large group calls by selecting up to 32 people, including the caller who initiated the call, removing the previous restriction that could appear restrictive in some situations and cause user confusion.
The feature to initiate group calls with up to 31 participants, along with minor improvements to the calls tab, is available to a limited number of beta testers and will roll out to even more people over the coming weeks, the report said.
With this update, call links will be no longer mentioned on the calls tab, which now only states that it is possible to call one or more contacts.
In addition, the floating action button will be updated with a plus icon.
Meanwhile, WhatsApp is reportedly rolling out an 'automatic security code verification' feature for end-to-end encryption to a limited number of beta testers on Android.
With this feature, the app will try to automatically verify if messages are end-to-end encryption without requiring any user intervention.
This process will be called "Key Transparency", enhancing the overall security and privacy of users' conversations by checking if they are using a secure connection.
With inputs from IANS