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WhatsApp Sets to Rival Zoom Big Time with the Soon to Come 50-person Video Call on Desktop

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The novel coronavirus has changed the way people interact, due to how it has rapidly infected people and for now, the surest way of staying safe is, through social distancing and washing of hands, (good hygiene).

To, effectively, reach out to family, friends, workers, business partners, private organisations, as well as the governments, has been able, to leverage video conferencing.

Which as at now is, the ultimate solution, to prevent direct contact and ensure business still goes on smoothly.

There has been massive growth, in the adoption of video apps, with users on the increase, every day.

Video call companies, such as Zoom, Skype, Google meet, WhatsApp, etc., has seen a massive surge and achieved a huge windfall, all thanks to the COVID-19.

Few weeks, ago, Facebook-owned social media chatting platform, WhatsApp upgraded the video calling mobile version, from 4 to 8.

However, the latest report, coming from WhatsApp, there seems to be a plan, to rival Zoom and expand its video call participants, to 50 persons on desktop.

This report was found on WABetaInfo and it is stated there that, people will be able to invite more people to join them on video call on WhatsApp.

For now, no release date has been mooted, but it has been stated that this latest video call feature, will also, be available on iOS and Android.

The desktop version will allow more people to join a group, which will come in very useful, for a conference meeting and mass dissemination of news, by private organisations, as well as the governments.

Facebook has, also, released what is known as Messenger Rooms.

This ensures that you can start video calls on private space and invite people, by sharing an invite link.

Individuals that do not use Facebook can, also, join the video call, via the link sent.

The Messenger rooms shortcuts will be added to the latest released WhatsApp.


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