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How to use WhatsApp's group calling feature for video and voice calls

How to use WhatsApp's group calling feature
How to use WhatsApp's group calling feature (Image credit: Harish Jonnalagadda / Android Central)

WhatsApp users spend over 2 billion minutes on calls every single day, and the platform offers group calling for video and voice calls. To make a group call, you'll first need to place a one-on-one video or voice call, and then add participants. Here's how that works.

How to use WhatsApp's group calling feature

  1. Open WhatsApp from the app drawer or home screen.
  2. Go to the Calls tab.
  3. Select the dialer icon at the bottom right corner.

Source: Harish Jonnalagadda / Android Central (Image credit: Source: Harish Jonnalagadda / Android Central)
  1. Select the first participant and use the dialer/video icons to make a voice or video call.
  2. From within the one-on-one call, tap the add participant button on the top right corner.
  3. Select the second participant you'd like to add to the call and then hit the Add button.

How to use WhatsApp's group calling feature

Source: Harish Jonnalagadda / Android Central (Image credit: Source: Harish Jonnalagadda / Android Central)

Follow steps five and six to add more participants to the call — you can add up to four people simultaneously. WhatsApp is used by over 2 billion people globally, and the service is particularly popular in countries like India, where it has over 300 million users. Group calling is a great way to connect with friends and family when you're effectively shut indoors, and WhatsApp makes it very straightforward to do so.

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.