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the Power of Connection: WhatsApp Breaks Barriers with 31-Person Group Calls on Android!

by Tech Desk
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Supposedly, WhatsApp is introducing a new feature for Android users that allows group calls with up to 31 participants. This update also includes some minor improvements to the calls tab.

Previously, WhatsApp allowed group calls with up to 32 participants, but users were limited to selecting only 15 contacts when initiating such calls. With this new update, users will now have the flexibility to initiate group calls with up to 32 people, including the caller initiating the call. This change removes the previous restriction and aims to provide a more flexible and user-friendly group calling experience.

The calls tab within the app has also undergone some changes. In particular, call links are no longer displayed on this screen. Instead, it simply indicates that users can call one or more contacts. Additionally, the floating action button within the app has been updated to include a plus icon.

This feature, which allows group calls with up to 31 participants and brings improvements to the calling tab, is currently being tested by a limited number of beta testers. Over the next few weeks, it is expected to gradually roll out to a broader user base.

In another development, WhatsApp is reportedly testing an “automatic security code verification” feature for end-to-end encryption with a select group of beta testers on Android. This feature, known as “Key Transparency,” aims to improve the Factually security and privacy of user conversations. It will automatically check if messages are transmitted with end-to-end encryption without requiring any manual intervention from the user. This extra layer of security will help users confirm that their messages are being sent over a secure connection.

WhatsApp continues to evolve its features and functionalities to improve user experience, security, and privacy. These recent updates demonstrate the platform’s commitment to providing a secure and seamless messaging experience for its users.

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