Group call was a much-wanted feature of WhatsApp, and the app finally received it earlier this year. However, in a group call it may be quite difficult for some, as it requires first to start a "one by one" call and then add participants. But according to a WABetaInfo report, WhatsApp tests a feature that will make grouping easier.
The new feature will soon allow WhatsApp users to start a group call directly from their group conversation. You should first have to make a one-to-one call (normal call) and then add contacts one by one to turn this normal call into a group call. But with this new feature, you can quickly choose to dial a group call if you are in a group with your contacts.
How exactly does it work?
Once you touch the group call button in the upper right corner, you will get a list of group members. You can then select the members with whom you want to start a group call. Users will also receive two buttons – one for video calls and the other for an audio call. However, keep in mind that since WhatsApp allows only up to four members in a group call, you can only select up to three members from the list to start a group call, because the fourth will be you (now it's common sense , right?).
Having said that, you do not need to say that if you start a group call from a group chat, you will be able to talk to the members of this group only in the particular group conversation. If you want to start a group call with friends or family members who are not members of the same group, you will still be able to start a "one by one" group call and then add participants.
By doing so, keep in mind that this new feature is currently only available to iPhone users using WhatsApp beta 188.8.131.52. We'll let you know once the feature gets to the WhatsApp beta for Android.