WhatsApp adds a new button for group video calls
WhatsApp adds a new button for group video calls

WhatsApp has been suddenly updated and has launched a button that facilitates group video callsNow the button to make video calls will appear in group chats with a maximum of 4 participants, that is, 3 plus ourselves.

It is likely that this icon will not appear to us at the moment, but over the next few days it will appear on our WhatsApp, after updating it in its application store.

The process of making group video calls on WhatsApp, or free voice calls, was somewhat complicated, so with this update, the action of wanting to make calls or video calls with friends is streamlined.

Just press the video call icon that appears at the top of a group chat, select the members of the video call and the fun begins.

This improvement has probably been included because of the coronavirus quarantine, as many people have started using video calls on WhatsApp to keep in touch with their loved ones during confinement, and the new shortcut makes it more intuitive.

At the moment, and before this update makes an appearance, we only have the call icon, that is, the silhouette of a telephone. After the update, a video icon should appear as well, as shown in the following screenshot.

WhatsApp adds a new button for group video calls
WhatsApp adds a new button for group video calls

Both WhatsApp calls and video calls always generate uncertainty, since, when made from the phone, many believe that they will be charged for using them.

The truth is that there is no danger, WhatsApp calls and video calls are free, the only thing that is consumed are gigabytes, although It is recommended to do them with WiFi activated, and not with mobile data, but we leave that up to each one.

Now we just need to wait for the update to reach our app store, either Google Play Store for Android, or the App Store for iPhone, to enjoy the new inclusion of WhatsApp with which to speed up the process of making calls and video calls in group chats.

We must remember that WhatsApp video calls have certain limits, such as the number of participants, since it does not allow more than 4 people at a time. If there are more, we can opt for Houseparty, Zoom, Skype, Microsoft Teams, Google Duo, etc.

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