The number of participants in a group voice call on WhatsApp has increased to 32. The feature was announced last week with WhatsApp Communities and is now available on devices. In addition to large group calls, the instant messaging platform will redesign voice message bubbles.
Previously, up to eight users could participate in WhatsApp voice calls. With the new update, up to 32 users can now participate in a single voice call. The feature was discovered by WABetaInfo, who shared a screenshot of WhatsApp’s update notes for iOS 22.8.80.
“Group voice calls now support up to 32 participants and include a social audio layout, speaker highlight, and waveforms,” according to WhatsApp’s update notes. In addition, the platform’s voice message bubbles and information screens for contacts and groups have been updated. It is unknown whether the feature has been rolled out to Android devices as well.
WhatsApp has announced Communities, which have been in the works for several months. WhatsApp will gradually roll out the feature to all users, but not immediately. The communities feature will allow WhatsApp users to group together multiple groups in one place, forming a community of groups with similar goals. Continue reading to learn more about WhatsApp Communities.
What are WhatsApp Communities?
People can use WhatsApp Communities to “bring together separate groups under one umbrella with a structure that works for them.” WhatsApp believes that by doing so, users will be able to receive all updates about a community formed around a specific topic.
WhatsApp Communities, as shown in the title image, groups several groups together and allows administrators to send messages to all of them at once. Continue reading for more tech news.