WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps in the world. In fact, in some countries it has completely replaced the native SMS or the stock messaging app on your phone. Through these years, we have seen WhatsApp evolve from a small texting app to a full fledged rich communication app. WhatsApp now has rich texts, emojis, voice calls, video calls, and not to mention the latest Dark Mode integration. However, there are still some limitations to the way all of these features work. For instance, we could only add up to 4 participants in the audio or video calls. Today, that’s changing. With the latest WhatsApp APK v2.20.135 you can add up to 7 of your contacts in a voice call or video call.
With the latest beta WhatsApp v2.20.135 or later, Facebook is testing group calls including voice calls or video calls for up to 8 participants including the host. In the times of lockdown, happening almost everywhere, the only source of socializing is via video calls of voice calls; while maintaining social distancing. As WhatsApp is extremely popular communication app in some countries, it is expected for these services to skyrocket. Facebook’s move to increase the number of participants in group calls seems right.
For that you need the latest WhatsApp beta APK from below. Later, you can open any existing group, tap on the call button on the top right corner. Select up to 7 participants and then select either voice or video calling feature to start a call. Most importantly, this feature doesn’t require all participants to have the latest WhatsApp update. It is only required by the host or the one calling.
Download latest WhatsApp APK
There are multiple ways you can download the latest WhatsApp APK. Now, the Dark Theme is only available via WhatsApp Beta with v2.20.135+. So you will need the latest WhatsApp beta. You can sign up as a beta tester using the following tutorial officially, or download the APK from below and sideload it to your Android phone.
Note: For Google Drive link, download to PC then transfer the APK file to your Android device and install it. Or it may throw a parsing error. Alternatively, just use the Box mirror.
How to start a voice or video call on WhatsApp with 8 users?
Here in this tutorial we will show you how to enable the most anticipated WhatsApp dark mode or theme instantly. However, for that you will first need to become a WhatsApp Beta Tester, then update the app and test the feature yourself. OR simply download the APK from above and install it.
- Enroll for WhatsApp Beta testing program using this like to get the latest features before the stable channel.
- An update should appear in the Play Store shortly.
- Download and install latest WhatsApp Messenger 2.20.135 APK or later.
- Once the WhatsApp Messenger has been updated, launch it.
- Open any group and tap on the Call button on the top right corner.
- Select the contacts you wish to call.
Alternatively, go to Calls tab > Call button > select New group call. There you can select the contacts to call.