WhatsApp Desktop Beta Begins Test of Video Calls with Up to 32 People

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WhatsApp has increased the limit on group video calls in the latest beta version of WhatsApp for desktop, according to reports. The popular Meta-owned chat platform formerly permitted video calls with up to eight users, and a future upgrade is scheduled to quadruple this number for all users on the desktop program. WhatsApp has terminated support for its previous Electron-based desktop software, requiring Windows users to download the program through the Microsoft Store.

According to feature tracker WABetaInfo, WhatsApp beta for Windows 2.2324.1.0 has began testing the ability to start video chats with up to 32 participants. WhatsApp Desktop users may now make audio and video conversations with 32 and 8 individuals, respectively, through the Windows application, but an upcoming update is planned to extend the limit for all users after beta testing for the functionality is through.

According to the feature tracker, some WhatsApp users who have loaded the current beta version of the desktop software will be prompted to initiate an audio or video conversation with up to 32 contacts or groups. However, not all beta users will receive the notification, implying that it is enabled via a server-side update.

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Users who wish to try out the option to initiate group calls with up to 32 people can do so by downloading the most recent WhatsApp beta for Windows update from the Microsoft Store. Unlike the beta versions of WhatsApp for Android and iOS, users do not need to sign up for beta updates, and the stable and beta versions of the program can be installed on the same device.

According to a recent source, WhatsApp has ceased support for the WhatsApp Desktop client for Windows, which was built on Electron. This implies that any WhatsApp users who were using an earlier version will have to download the newer version from the Microsoft Store. It’s worth noting that users will be able to start a video conversation with up to 32 people on an upcoming edition of the native app via the app store.

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