WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging platforms on the planet, with over 300 million daily active users. Like many modern platforms, you can voice and video call your contacts to stay in touch, in addition to regular texting and voice messages.

During lockdown this is more important than ever, ensuring our loved ones, colleagues and others are not isolated. In response to this, WhatsApp has increased the number of contacts you can call from four to eight,

Here's how to video call multiple WhatsApp contacts at once.

How to video call on WhatsApp

  • Open a WhatsApp conversation
  • Tap the video camera icon
  • Tap the video camera at the top right of the window
  • The video call will automatically commence and the recipient's phone will ring

How to group video call on WhatsApp

  • Open a WhatsApp group conversation
  • Tap the phone with a + symbol at the top right of the screen
  • Select which contacts to include in the video call
  • Tap the video camera icon

Alternatively:

  • Select the Calls tab at the top of the screen
  • Select the phone with a + symbol at the bottom of the screen
  • Select New group call
  • Select contacts to include
  • Tap the video camera icon

If you would rather make standard voice calls rather than video calls just tap the telephone icon rather than the video camera icon.

If you're all Apple users, why not group video call on FaceTime

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