Many people rely on WhatsApp to stay connected to loved ones, and today the service added a new feature for doing just that.
Group calls for voice and video are launching on WhatsApp for Android and iPhone today. You can make a group call with up to four people at once. To get a group call going, start a one-on-one voice or video call and then that the "Add Participant" button in the top right corner.
WhatsApp says that group calls are always end-to-end encrypted, adding that it's designed the calling feature to work reliably around the world in different network conditions.
WhatsApp users spend more than 2 billion minutes on calls every day, so it's clear that voice and video calling is an important feature of the app. Now those calling features are getting even better by letting users get several people on a call at once to catch up, collaborate, and more.