The application page in the Apple store gives an account of the new functionality, indicating that all users must have installed the new version of WhatsApp in order to participate. To initiate a video call with up to eight members, the user will have to select the participants in advance, and he will not be able to include members who are not part of the contact list on his mobile phone.
WhatsApp users on the Android operating system will have to wait a little longer for the latest update to arrive at the Google Play Store. However, the most impatient will be able to download the updated APK directly from the WhatsApp website.
In times of pandemic and social isolation, video calling applications and platforms have become the preferred way for many to keep in touch with family, friends and co-workers.