WhatsApp is upgrading its voice chat tool so it can host a lot more people

WhatsApp is upgrading the Voice Chat feature on mobile devices so that users can now have large group conversations with up to 128 participants.

The platform has yet to formally announce the changes through its usual channels, although details can be found on its website Help Center support website. At first glance, the functionality of the tool is quite simple. You can start a group voice chat by going to a group chat, tapping the audio readout icon in the top right corner and selecting Start Voice Chat. The company states that this is “only available on your primary device” and that calls will automatically end once everyone leaves. Additionally, they end immediately after an hour if no one “joins the first or last person in the chat.”

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