WhatsApp is rolling out a new update that will make it easier to place group call in apps. Meta’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced that WhatsApp is rolling out chat links to make it easier to start and join a call with just one tap. You can also forward this link to those who are not on WhatsApp.
“We’re rolling out call links on WhatsApp starting this week so you can share a link to start a call with a single tap. We’re also testing secure encrypted video calling for up to 32 people. More coming soon,” Zuckerberg posted on Facebook.
The roll out starts this week and user will have to be on the latest version of the app to avail this feature.
WhatsApp call link shortens the process of placing group calls in WhatsApp. Users can tap the ‘Call Links’ option within the Calls Tab and create a link for an audio or video call and easily share with friends or family. These calls will be end to end encrypted and the feature will come to both Android and iOS users.
How to use Call links feature: To use the ‘Call links’ feature, go to the Calls tab shown on the right. Click on ‘Create call link’. You can share this link not only with your contacts but also forward it to numbers not on your contacts to allow them to join the call.
WhatsApp is also working on to increase the limit for number of members in a group video call. It will allow one to add up to 32 people in a group call. Currently the app allows up to 8 participants in group call.