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WhatsApp Group Video, Voice Calling Feature Rolls Out

The instant messaging service unveiled video chatting in 2016 and voice calling in 2014

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Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Tuesday rolled out its group calling feature — for both voice and video options — on iOS and Android devices for its 1.5 billion users.

The group calling feature supports up to four people simultaneously.

“You can make a group call with up to four people total — anytime and anywhere. Just start a one-on-one voice or video call and tap the new “add participant” button in the top right corner to add more contacts to the call,” WhatsApp said in a statement.

WhatsApp users currently spend over two billion minutes on calls per day.

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WhatsApp on a smartphone device. Pixabay

“Group calls are always end-to-end encrypted, and we’ve designed calling to work reliably around the world in different network conditions,” WhatsApp added.

At Facebook’s F8 developer conference in May, WhatsApp had announced to bring group calling support on its platform.

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The instant messaging service unveiled video chatting in 2016 and voice calling in 2014. (IANS)

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Apple Is Delaying the Feature of Group FaceTime for Video Calls

The feature was announced to take on similar services like Google Hangouts and the Microsoft-owned Skype

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Apple has delayed its “Group FaceTime” feature that will allow up to 32 people to simultaneously participate in video calls on iOS devices.

According to a report in 9to5Mac on Monday, “Group FaceTime” has been removed from the initial release of iOS 12 and will ship in a future software update later this fall”.

“Group FaceTime for iPhone, iPad, and Mac appears to be delayed and won’t be ready in time for iOS 12 and macOS Mojave launch in September,” the report added.

Apple described “Group FaceTime” feature in June during the company’s annual Worldwide Developers’ Conference in the US.

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iOS 12 is designed to make everyday tasks on iPhone and iPad faster and more responsive. Pixabay

“We’re very excited about the new communications features we’re bringing to iPhone and iPad with Memoji, a more personal form of Animoji, fun camera effects and Group FaceTime,” Craig Federighi, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Software Engineering, said during the event.

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The feature was announced to take on similar services like Google Hangouts and the Microsoft-owned Skype.

iOS 12 is designed to make everyday tasks on iPhone and iPad faster and more responsive. (IANS)

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