WhatsApp is testing a new group voice chat feature that will allow up to 32 people to chat at the same time. This feature, included in the latest beta version of the application, makes WhatsApp more attractive compared to platforms like Telegram, Discord and even its own meta-platform.✴ – Delivery boy.
The latest beta update of WhatsApp for Android (version 188.8.131.52) introduces a new group voice chat feature. According to data published by the WABetaInfo resource, the innovation allows you to create voice chats for groups of up to 32 people. Although meta✴ is not a pioneer in introducing such a feature – remember that Telegram introduced the voice chat feature back in 2020 – WhatsApp has an advantage in the form of more than 2 billion users worldwide.
According to the data provided, a new sound wave icon could appear in group chats. Clicking on it will automatically start a voice chat. Any member of the group can join the chat and start a conversation. If there is no activity in the chat for 60 minutes, the chat will be automatically terminated.
The main advantage of voice chats is the ability to start a call without calling each participant. However, each group member will receive a silent notification when a new voice chat is created. Unlike the existing group call feature, the new feature does not ring all group members. It is important to note that WhatsApp voice chats, like all other messages, are end-to-end encrypted, which ensures the confidentiality of the conversation.
The innovation at WhatsApp underlines the company’s desire to maintain a leading position among instant messengers and to adapt to modern trends and user needs. The introduction of group voice chats could be a key factor in competing with other platforms given WhatsApp’s huge user base.