Whatsapp to get group video calls and third party stickers, soon. In order to make WhatsApp more social, the CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg has confirmed at the company’s F8 developer conference in San Jose, California, that WhatsApp will soon launch the group video calling feature.
After the update, you would be able to make group video calls up to 4 people at a time in a group.
Although, WhatsApp already supports voice and video calls in the app. But soon, you can add four participate in a single split-screen conference call over WhatsApp.
Apart from group video calls, a new stickers feature will also come to the WhatsApp messaging service.
There is no doubt that WhatsApp which is owned by Facebook is one of the most popular messaging apps in the world with 1.5 billion monthly users across the globe.
Currently, voice and video calls in the app are popular feature on the free messaging app, particularly in the Pakistani market.
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However, the addition of group video calls will possibly make it more engaging and appealing in the eyes of users. It will also strengthen the use cases of the app.
In the past, there have been leaks about the group video call feature on WhatsApp, but the company has now confirmed it officially. However, there is no release date regarding when group video calling will be rolled out.
While only two parties can make video calls, for now, the upcoming update will double that number to four. WhatsApp is already a major player in the calling market; with more than 2 billion minutes of voice and video calls made on the network already.
The platform share the news,
“Voice and video calling are very popular on WhatsApp, and we’re excited to share that group calling will be coming in the months ahead. Stickers are also coming to WhatsApp soon.”
In a nutshell, coupled with the group video calling feature, we are also going to get third-party stickers on the app. And both of these features are expected to unveil in the coming months.
Moreover, at the event it was also revealed that the app has exceeded 450 million daily users globally by now. In addition, WhatsApp for Business has also exceeded 3 million users.