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WhatsApp looks set to double video call participant limit from 4 to 8: Report

WhatsApp has started rolling out a version of its app where up to eight people can participate in group calls, WABetaInfo, a website that tracks new features on the service's test versions reported today. The new limit, up from four people, comes as other video calling services like Zoom see enormous rise in users from people staying at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This feature is currently available only on beta versions of WhatsApp on Android and iOS. We have reached out to WhatsApp to find out when it will be rolled out for more users. For the moment, only users with the latest beta version can even participate in a call with more than four people (as opposed to just the person placing the call). We were not able to independently get this working, but the WABetaInfo report has…

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