Mobile client WhatsApp for Android received a long-awaited update, which brings support for group calls. This is stated in the official blog of the developer. The update is already available for download in the directory Google Play absolutely for free.
At this stage, to participate in the group call cannot be more than four. Obviously, this limitation will only exist at first, but may later be removed and users will be able to convene a full audio and video conference with the participation of five or more people.
To activate a conference, you must first reach one of its future participants, and then manually add to the conversation other interlocutors. For this, there is a special button that appears at the beginning of the conversation in the messenger interface.
According to the developers of WhatsApp, the group calls in the messenger, like tete-a-tete, subject to end-to-end encryption, and therefore cannot be intercepted by unauthorized people. This would be possible only with the permission of the initiator of the conversation who has the right to invite people to the conversation.
App: WhatsApp Messenger
Developer: WhatsApp Inc.
Download: Google Play