Facebook-owned instant messenger; WhatsApp introduced video calling feature after they had introduced the voice feature. However, the video calling feature was only meant for one-to-one. Now, according to new reports, what looks imminent is a new feature that will let more than two people perform a video call.
The feature was first spotted by WABetaInfo; a handle that tracks new developments within WhatsApp.
The feature introduced last month is available for Android beta users at the moment. It has been mentioned that the new app version includes a new option to add participants to a group call.
WhatsApp beta for Android 2.18.39: new option to add participants in a group call 🔥 [***AVAILABLE IN FUTURE***] pic.twitter.com/XtAzxiSAhQ
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) February 5, 2018
In the screenshot posted by Twitter account, in the top-right corner, one can add three more members in a video call on the top right corner. If added up, it includes you and four other participants. Thus, making it a total of four (at most five users – according to other reports).
No comment/mention of when the feature will be rolled out globally. As well as to other platforms; iOS, Windows, Blackberry, and Desktop.
WhatsApp Business – a standalone business app
Recently, the firm launched their standalone business app; WhatsApp Business – aimed at making it easier to for small companies (SMEs) to connect with their customers. Allows businesses to create their own profiles with information such as business description, email, physical address, and website. In addition, provides smart messaging tools to let businesses use quick replies, send greetings messages to new customers and set away messages when the companies are busy.
WhatsApp hasn’t announced when the app (WhatsApp Business) will able available for other platforms as well.