WhatsApp update for iPhones: Now, get up to 32 users with WhatsApp audio group call

After major announcements by WhatsApp last week, users have finally got the option to add 32 contacts in a single WhatsApp audio group call. Here are all the details.

| Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 11:40 IST
WhatsApp audio calls allow users to add 32 contacts at a time with the new iPhone update. (Pixabay)
WhatsApp audio calls allow users to add 32 contacts at a time with the new iPhone update. (Pixabay)

It's just been a week from when WhatsApp officially announced it will be rolling out major changes to its app. From WhatsApp Communities to Emoji reactions, Admin access to delete problematic messages, bigger file sharing, all were highlighted in the announcement . One of these big changes was the announcement to allow WhatsApp users to add up to 32 contacts on a single audio call. And now, it is reported that the Meta-owned messaging app might have already started rolling out a new stable version for iPhone users to bring up to 32 users on an audio call at a single time. Though, users in only select countries have started receiving the new update.

This will be a big change for WhatsApp users as earlier only eight participants were allowed at a time in an audio call. But things now seem to have changed! This means now iPhone users can add up to four times more participants than earlier! It is possible through WhatsApp groups. A screenshot has surfaced online showing that reads, “Group calls now support 32 participants and includes an updated interface with a social audio layout, speaker highlight and waveforms.”

WhatsApp Group Audio call layout got a new look too

As the number of participants increased in an audio call, the layout of the Group video call also got a new look. The report showed how the call participants will be shown on the screen. It suggests that every WhatsApp user in the group call will be labelled using waveform images. The new update is available for iPhone users with a new version of WhatsApp 22.8.80, the report suggested.

There's a lot happening in the WhatsApp territory!

WhatsApp group audio call expansion is just one update! There's a lot more that is simultaneously happening within the instant messaging app. Besides this, there are reports that WhatsApp is testing a paid feature that would let users add more devices to a single account. Right now, WhatsApp only lets users pair one smartphone at a time. Well, there is no secret that WhatsApp communities are also making their way to WhatsApp which will allow bringing several group chats to one place for better communication. WhatsApp also announced message emoji reactions and file sharing up to 2GB.

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First Published Date: 23 Apr, 10:11 IST