Video Chat With 32 of Your Closest Friends on WhatsApp

App update lets you chat with up to 32 people, mute them, and invite people.

To help calm the inevitable chaos, the app will let you mute or message specific members.

Long-pressing on a participant opens their video or audio feed, allowing you to silence distracting background noise

And whether you accidentally omitted a loved one or want to get another colleague's opinion, invite more people.

Rival chat apps also support video chats with 32+ people, including FaceTime and Signal.

colorful waveforms that come to life when someone whose camera is off speaks

In-call banner notifications that alert users to new group chat members.

"As always, all calls on WhatsApp are end-to-end encrypted by default to protect people's privacy and safety,"

We'll keep making improvements next year as we continue supporting high-quality, private calling on WhatsApp