WhatsApp has recently released an upgrade for its users, allowing them to make phone calls that can be attended by up to with people. The recently released update is available for both Android and iOS users, and all you need to do to access this newly implemented feature is to check for any available updates in either Google Play Store or App Store.
To start a group call, you can use multiple methods. The first one is the easiest, and what you need to do is to open any group chat that has more than four people and press the call icon, which can be found at the top of the conversation, next to the group name.
Then, select the people that you would like to talk to form the list of participants. Remember that you can only choose a maximum of seven participants to attend the call, whether it is a video or a voice call.
The New WhatsApp Group Call Feature Upsets Users
If you do not have a WhatsApp group with the people that you would like to, you can call them as well by opening the Calls tab positioned in the left corner of the application. Choose from your call list whom you want to call and press on the icon entitled “New Group Call.”
Even though this feature has proven slightly efficient for the past days, the users have reported a series of problems as well during their video and voice calls. Most of the complaints include Android users that cannot initiate the group calls, being prevented by an Internet error, which states that there is no connection to proceed with these request.
A user has confirmed on Twitter that this error occurs when one of the participants has not the updated version of WhatsApp. However, others are reporting that this issue is encountered even by those that have the latest beta versions.