WhatsApp has recently submitted a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to 2.20.128.
What’s new in these updates? Discover all details below!
- The new Group Call Limit is not available yet.
- This feature is under development: it means that WhatsApp is working in order to make it bug-free and there isn’t any release date available.
- If you don’t see the update on the Play Store, please be patient until Google will roll out for you (probably according to WhatsApp preferences).
Some users are experiencing issues to make group calls using this update. This might depend by the fact that WhatsApp is working to make group calls better in the 2.20.128 beta.
If you’re used to use this feature, please don’t update to this version.
In the WhatsApp beta for iOS 18.104.22.168, I’ve announced that WhatsApp is planning to extend the limit of participants in a group call in the next updates.
This change will help people better to communicate:
You'll be able to get in touch with your family and friends better, thanks to the new group call limit, available within the next weeks.
This is the best decision taken by @WhatsApp: we can stay safe at home, but we can meet virtually more people we love though WhatsApp 💚. #RT https://t.co/M0DsObrTmS
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) April 16, 2020
In the new WhatsApp beta for Android 2.20.128 update, we have discovered new hints for the change: new strings suggest the feature to come on Android too (as already announced in the first article):
- Several people are using an old version of WhatsApp.
- To start calls with %d people, all participants need the latest version of WhatsApp.
- To start calls with %d person, all participants need the latest version of WhatsApp.
- %1$s is using an old version of WhatsApp.
- To start calls with %2$d people, all participants need the latest version of WhatsApp.
- To start calls with %2$d person, all participants need the latest version of WhatsApp.
- All participants need the latest version of WhatsApp for calls with %d people.
These strings suggest that all participants must use the latest WhatsApp version to be able to participate in a group call having the new limit. Actually nobody knows what will be the new limit, but surely more than 5 participants in a group call.
There is any release date available, but if WhatsApp wants to force people to update in order to call more than 4 people (including you), it means the feature might be rolled out soon.
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