WhatsApp has rolled out significant enhancements to its video calling features, bringing it closer to competing services like Zoom and Google Meet. With the latest updates, users can now enjoy video calls with up to 32 participants, an improvement aimed at facilitating better communication in larger groups.

Previously, WhatsApp's video call participant limit matched that for audio calls, but with the new update, the number has been extended to 32 across all devices, including iOS, Android, Windows, and macOS. This upgrade aligns WhatsApp more closely with Apple’s FaceTime, which already supports up to 32 users in a single video call.

In addition to increasing the number of participants, WhatsApp has introduced significant improvements to the audio and video quality of calls. The new MLow codec enhances call reliability and sound clarity, especially in poor network conditions or on older devices.

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Initially, this feature will be available exclusively to groups within WhatsApp Communities—a service launched in November 2022 that links groups under a single umbrella for better connectivity.

The update also brings dynamic frames that automatically highlight and enlarge the image of the person speaking, making conversations easier to follow. Moreover, users can now share their screens along with audio, making it ideal for watching videos together or collaborating on projects remotely.