WhatsApp expands group video calling limit to eight people; Now for Beta users


We all have been calling our relatives and friends through WhatsApp video calling. But the main limitation was that only four people could join in the group call. WhatsApp has supported group audio and video calls since 2018.

During quarantines and stay at home orders, that might not be enough to stay connected with all of your friends and family. The new update to the WhatsApp improves that situation as it increases the limit to up to eight participants (including yourself) for the first few users. It is still in Beta, though.

The Beta users on Android and IOS can take advantage of the increased group size limit. You can start such a call by heading to the Calls tab > new call button in the bottom right corner, and choose the group call option. If the top app bar tells you that you can add up to seven participants, you should be good to go. Everyone on that call must use the latest version of WhatsApp beta, though, so it might take some time until most people can use these more prominent groups.