WhatsApp is very popular in allowing people to connect with their loved ones. But instant messaging applications are not limited to text messaging, they also provide a way to connect you to a group of people via voice or video. This is useful if you want to talk to multiple contacts at once-maybe to important things or just to understand their happiness. WhatsApp can be used group calls on various platforms. Therefore, whether you are using an Android device or an iPhone, you can make group calls. In addition, the chat application supports cross-platform group calls, which means you can chat with friends no matter what platform they use.

WhatsApp group calling, which was launched as early as July 2018, is an important and useful feature many people who don’t want to know how to use other group calling apps such as Zoom or Google Duo to make group calls. This Facebook-owned company has indeed attracted many users through the convenience provided by its group calling feature. You can add new participants to an existing group chat, or you can initiate a call with multiple members directly from one of your group chats.

All this shows that group calls are an integral part of WhatsApp. But how to make a group call? This is our step-by-step guide on how to use WhatsApp group calls. This guide provides you with steps for Android and iPhone. We have also distinguished each part so that you can understand how to use WhatsApp to make group voice calls and video call groups with contacts. So let’s get started.

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Before starting these steps, it is important to note that WhatsApp allows group calls with up to four participants at a time. This means that you cannot make group calls with more than three contacts on WhatsApp on any platform.

How to make a group call on WhatsApp Android

  1. Open WhatsApp on your phone.

  2. Tap Incoming call Tabs in the bar containing the tabs chatroom with status.

  3. Now, tap the call button at the bottom right corner of the screen.

  4. You will get a list of contacts you can contact with via WhatsApp calls.

  5. Tap New group call Button.

  6. The app now allows you to select the contact you want to call from a list. Remember, you can only add three contacts to a group call.

  7. You will now see the contact circle selected the group at the top of the list.

  8. Then, you can choose between a video call and a voice call by clicking the phone and camera buttons respectively.

At any time during the call, you can add a new participant by tapping the contact icon in the upper right corner of the screen (as long as it is within the limit of four participants).

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  1. Open WhatsApp on your iPhone.
  2. Tap Incoming call The part in the bottom bar includes status, Incoming call, camerawith chatroom section.
  3. Now, press the call button in the upper right corner of the screen.
  4. A list will pop up on the screen, which includes all your WhatsApp contacts.
  5. You now need to press New group call Available buttons at the top of your WhatsApp contact list.
  6. The app will now provide you with a list from which you can select the participants of the group call. Just like Android, you can only add three contacts to a group call.
  7. After selecting participants the group call, you can make a voice call by tapping the phone button, or you can make a video call by tapping the camera button.
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Of course, you can add any other participant to your group chat by clicking the contact icon in the upper right corner of the screen until there are four participants in the list.

WhatsApp also allows you to make group calls directly from groups on Android and iPhone. This can be done by performing the same steps on Android and iPhone. However, the contact you want to reach through the group call must be in your contact list.

How to make group calls on WhatsApp on Android and iPhone from a group

  1. Open WhatsApp on your phone.
  2. Choose a group from where you want to make a group call.
  3. Now, tap the call button in the upper right corner of the screen.
  4. The pop-up screen will slide up from the bottom, where you can select the contact you want to call. You can select up to three participants at a time.
  5. After that, you can select the camera button to make a group video call or the phone button to make a group audio call.

WhatsApp also recently brought updates groups with fewer than four members. This update makes it easier for users to make group calls, because you can make a group video call by just clicking the phone button or click the camera button, and you can make a group audio call, just like you can make audio or Video calls are the same on WhatsApp.


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