WhatsApp Inc, Facebook-owned messaging service has announced its intention to finally roll out group video and voice call starting today, July 31, 2018 on its platform.
The social media giant made its first announcement concerning the initiative at Facebook’s annual developer conference F8 in May this year.
Individuals interested in making group calls will have to tap on the “add participant” button in the top right corner to be able to use the new feature.
The service will allow users to make a group call with up to four people at a time and will be available on WhatsApp’s Android and iPhone versions.
The company, mentioned in a statement that, “Group calls are always end-to-end encrypted, and we’ve designed calling to work reliably around the world in different network conditions”.
This means even WhatsApp will not be able to decipher and listen to what callers saying.
The company claims that its users spend over 2 billion minutes on calls per day.
WhatsApp had first launched voice calling in 2014 and added video calling feature in 2016.
Furthermore, the company said that the feature has been designed with immense attention to connectivity.
It means that the feature would work reliably around the globe, including the places with poor network conditions.