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Latest WhatsApp Beta Update Shows Group Calling Option

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Earlier this month, we have reported about the inclusion of WhatsApp Sticker Packs Store in one of the Android beta updates for WhatsApp. According to WABetaInfo, the latest 2.17.443 WhatsApp Beta brings few new features apart from the regular bug fixes. Firstly, this new update includes a hidden string about the group voice call and group video call options. As of now, the group calling options only supports up to 3 callers.

On Facebook’s Messenger, the group voice calls support up to 50 callers. and group video calls support up to 6 callers. By the time Facebook bring the group calls option to WhatsApp, we might see the increase in the limit of callers. There is also a new feature called “Show all contacts” in the contacts section in settings for enabling to show the hidden contacts. As we said earlier, Facebook will soon offer stickers for WhatsApp users.

Now, the latest update shows the stickers similar to what we see on Facebook. Unlike GIF’s, these stickers will be available in different sections. The option to use stickers will be found between the emoji and GIF’s. Coming to the WhatsApp groups, the admins of every group will get an option to quickly view the list of all the admins of any particular group. WhatsApp currently has more than 1.5 billion monthly active users worldwide and 200 million monthly active users in India.

Recently, the company also confirmed that WhatsApp is the second most popular story-sharing product next to Facebook-owned Instagram. The users on WhatsApp are said to be exchanging 60 billion messages every single day. Facebook also launched the WhatsApp Business app in India for the small and medium enterprises. It is also rumored to bring the UPI-based payment service within the WhatsApp.

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