COVID-19 impact: WhatsApp group calling made easier

WhatsApp has made it easier for its users to start a group voice or video call for groups of 4 or less as usage surges amid global shutdowns owing to the coronavirus pandemic.

“We've made it easier than ever to start a group call from WhatsApp for groups of 4 or less. From your group chat tap the video or voice call icon to directly start a call with everyone in the chat!” the company had tweeted from its official account.

Previously, in order to start a group voice or video call, users were required to start a one-on-one call and add more participants from the 'add participant' button in the top right corner.