WhatsApp is now adding group video calling to its app and will allow up to four people to participate, the company announced on Monday.
The company is trying this new feature to bring its features up to par with other messaging apps. The feature will be available on its iOs and Android app.
The app has been supporting video calling since 2016, but calls were limited to two participants.
But the feature is likely more challenging for WhatsApp than some of its competitors. Its video calls, like other messages sent within the app, are end-to-end encrypted by default, for one thing.
WhatsApp’s competitors; Facebook Messenger and Snapchat, support up to 50 and 16 participants respectively.
Once the feature is live, you can start making group video calls within the app by taping on the new “add participant” option in the top right corner of the screen while you’re video chatting.
Recently, the social media company announced its limiting forwarding messages to limit ‘fake news’ and hate speech.