Zoom, Houseparty, and Google Duo should be afraid. The world’s most popular chat app WhatsApp is expanding its group call limit to 8 people.
As first reported by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is rolling out this feature in its beta versions of iOS(18.104.22.168) and Android(2.20.133) around the world.
Several users on Twitter also posted that the upgrade is now available for them.
*WhatsApp New Group call… all 8 participants need the latest version* pic.twitter.com/xWBkItGVUE
— Vancha Kondal Reddy (@kondalreddyv) April 21, 2020
— Moshe F (@MosheFasten) April 21, 2020
For comparison, Houseparty allows 8 users and Google Duo allows 12 users in a group call. However, it’s easier for 2 billion WhatsApp users to take advantage of this new feature to connect with friends and family.
It’s not clear at this time when this feature will land on the stable version for everyone. We’ve asked WhatsApp for more details, and we’ll update the story if we hear back.