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How to Make WhatsApp Group Call

Axel Nash

Written By Axel Nash |

Staying connected with loved ones can get really difficult owing to our busy schedules and routine. The world’s most recognized messaging app, WhatsApp has made it super convenient to connect with your inner circle online through video calls and conference calls.

Compatible with both iPhone as well as Android, the platform is much simpler than other complex apps and allows WhatsApp group video call and voice calls for eight people at once.

Today’s through this article we’ll get to the nitty-gritty of Whatsapp group calls.

Part 1: What is WhatsApp Group Calling?

WhatsApp Group calling is an excellent feature that allows members to initiate a video call or voice call for the WhatsApp group. Priorly the users of the app had to manually click on each contact to add them in a group call. This feature has made it easier to make those calls. An update has increased the number of members on Whatsapp group calls from 4 to 8. These end-to-end encrypted calls can be made on both iOS and Android devices.

whatsapp group call

Part 2: Technical Requirement for Making Whatsapp Group Video call

The basic requirements for making uninterrupted WhatsApp conference calls and video calls are:

Strong internet connectivity

Updated software of your device

Android version 4.1 or higher supports video calls

Part 3: WhatsApp group video calling

From the Call Screen

Step 1: Login on WhatsApp

Step 2: Click on the “Calls” tab visible on the screen

Step 3: Press the icon of a phone with a plus sign visible at the top right corner of the screen.

Step 4: Select a new group chat. A list of your contacts will open up

Step 5: Easily select up to 8 people from the list of contacts. Tap on the video call icon to start the group call.

group video call

For existing group

Step1: Sign in to WhatsApp on your device.

Step 2: Click on the Chats menu and select any group chat.

Step 3: Tap the video icon visible at the top right corner of the screen to initiate the video call for the WhatsApp group.

 existing group video call


Step 1: Log in to WhatsApp and tap on the chats option on the menu bar.

Step 2: Select any ongoing one-on-one chat

Step 3: Click on the video call icon to start the call

Step 4: Add new participants in the ongoing call by clicking on the plus icon visible at the top right corner of the screen.

adding to group call

Part 4: Receiving WhatsApp group video call

When you receive a group video call, an incoming WhatsApp video call icon will appear on your screen. You'll be able to see all the participants currently present on the call, with the first person being the one who initiated the call. You can either accept the call, decline it, or reply back on it with a text message.

Part 5: Tips to transfer WhatsApp data

Here are a few essential points to keep in mind regarding WhatsApp group calls:

  • No contact can be removed during an ongoing call. That person has to disconnect the call themselves first.
  • To view which contacts from the group were present in any call, click on the call screen menu and proceed to check the video group call history.
  • There can be a group video call in which you are present along with a contact that you’ve blocked. Though you cannot add a blocked contact in any group call or vice-versa you two can be added in the same call by a third party.

WhatsApp is a super easy-to-operate digital platform that allows you to not just conveniently make and receive WhatsApp group video calls but provides several other essential features as well. Because we have so much information sharing these done on their social media platforms that it becomes inevitable that we keep a backup of the important files.

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MobileTrans from Wondershare is an application that can make restoring and transferring data from WhatsApp a hassle-free process. The app also helps you backup data from one smartphone to another, from your smartphone to desktop, and also to restore your significant data. Not only this, it is not just restricted to WhatsApp but you can use it for backing up and restoring other apps such as Wechat, Kik, Viber, LINE, etc.


Hopefully, you found this article helpful in understanding all about WhatsApp group calls and how to conveniently make these calls. Stay connected with your pals in the best way possible by communicating through WhatsApp video calls.

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Axel Nash

Axel Nash

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