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During Facebook’s F8 keynote from a couple of months ago, the company announced some new features that would be coming to WhatsApp, such as group calling. As the name implies, group calling is where users can call groups of friends together at once, and it works with both voice and video.

The good news is that if this sounds like a feature that you’ve been looking forward to, you’ll be pleased to learn that the feature is now live and available to all. According to WhatsApp, “Over the last couple years, people have enjoyed making voice and video calls on WhatsApp. In fact, our users spend over 2 billion minutes on calls per day. We’re excited to announce that group calls for voice and video are coming to WhatsApp starting today.”

WhatsApp also reassures users that just like their messages, group calls are encrypted end-to-end, so those who are worried about privacy or WhatsApp recording their call sessions, worry not. “Group calls are always end-to-end encrypted, and we’ve designed calling to work reliably around the world in different network conditions.”

This feature is available on both the iOS and Android versions of WhatsApp, so update your app to the latest version and you should be able to see it.

Filed in Cellphones. Read more about Whatsapp.

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