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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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WhatsApp Brings ‘Picture in Picture’ Mode For Android Users

The PiP feature was rolled out in January for the iOS users

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Facebook-owned WhatsApp has rolled out “Picture in Picture (PiP) mode” for Android users that will allow them to view videos within a chat window, without opening third party pages or apps.

The update is available now at Google Play with the latest WhatsApp’s version 2.18.380.

The feature was earlier available for Android beta users running Android operating system (OS version 4.4 and above) only.

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WhatsApp on a smartphone device. Pixabay

Earlier in October, WABetaInfo, a fan website that tracks WhatsApp, reported that the PiP feature is being introduced for all Android beta users that would allow users to play videos hosted on platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Streamable right within WhatsApp.

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The PiP feature was rolled out in January for the iOS users.

The Facebook-owned company has over 200 million monthly active users in India and is one of the most popular mobile apps worldwide. (IANS)