WhatsApp unveils major calling updates with screensharing and 32-person video calls

WhatsApp unveils major calling updates with screensharing and 32-person video calls

WhatsApp has announced several updates to enhance its calling features across desktop and mobile devices. Key among these updates is the ability to share screens with audio, enabling users to watch videos together. The platform will now support video calls with up to 32 participants, and a new speaker spotlight feature will highlight the active speaker on the screen. These updates are expected to roll out in the coming weeks.

In addition to these features, WhatsApp has introduced the MLow codec to improve call reliability and audio quality, even in low or poor network conditions. This update also includes improved noise and echo cancellation, making calls clearer in noisy environments. Video calls will offer higher resolution for users with faster internet connections. These enhancements aim to position WhatsApp as a strong competitor in the video calling space, rivalling platforms like Zoom and Microsoft Teams.

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