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Now video, audio chat with multiple members in your WhatsApp group

Thursday June 21, 2018 8:08 PM, & Agencies

Mumbai: Barely hours before Instagram's scheduled launch of IGTV app on Friday, WhatsApp rolled out group video and audio calling facility for users in its latest update. WhatsApp and Instagram are both owned by Facebook - the social media giant struggling to increase its revenue.

Buzz was around since last few months about WhatsApp's group video and audion chatting feature. The feature in fact went live on some phones last month itself. However, with its official launch today everyone using iOS, Android and Windows smartphones will be able to chat on audio and video with multiple members of a group using the latest WhatsApp feature.

The feature was first announced at the Facebook annual developers' conference and was spotted on WhatsApp V.2.18.189.

WhatsApp has introduced several new features recently. The app enables people to delete a message sent and even delivered to someone. People can also detect forwarded messages now in the chat app. A forwarded label at the top of the message lets users know if it is a forwarded message. This feature could be helpful to do away with spam and fake messages in the chat app.

WhatsApp also plans to monetize its business app with an aim to generate revenue in India. The company said it would soon start to charge major business firms for using WhatsApp business. However, the ongoing Cambridge Analytica data breach scandal has put plans of Global rollout of WhatsApp business on halt.


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