WhatsApp is introducing a new feature that allows users to initiate group calls with up to 31 people. This update is currently being rolled out to beta users and is expected to be available to a wider audience in the coming weeks.
The group calling feature is available for WhatsApp beta users who have installed version 188.8.131.52 for Android. Alongside this update, WhatsApp has also made some minor tweaks to the calls tab, removing the mention of call links. The tab now only states that it is possible to call one or more contacts.
Previously, WhatsApp allowed users to make group calls with up to 32 participants, but there was a limit of 15 contacts when initiating the call. With this new update, users can now immediately start large group calls selecting up to 32 people, including the caller who initiated the call.
This update aims to make it easier and more convenient for users to connect with a large group of people. It eliminates the previous restriction that could appear limiting and potentially confusing for users.
Currently, the update is only available for WhatsApp beta users who install version 184.108.40.206 via the Google Play Store. However, it is expected to roll out to more users in the coming weeks.