It had been many days since we had heard of any news regarding WhatsApp. Remember that the betas of this application are always very varied throughout the weeks with new functions that begin to be tested on many devices. On this occasion it was Mark Zuckerberg who announced the arrival of call links to join video calls with one touch. In addition, the possible arrival in the near future of video calls of up to 32 people at the same time with secure encryption.

Zuckerberg announces two key novelties for WhatsApp: this is about video calls

Through a brief message on his official Facebook profile, the CEO of Meta, Mark Zuckerberg, has announced two of the most interesting novelties for WhatsApp in recent months. First we leave you the statement:

Starting this week, we’re introducing call links on WhatsApp so you can share a link to start a call with one touch. We are also testing secure encrypted video calls for up to 32 people. Soon there will be more news.

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As we can read, in the first place we are presented call links to join video calls with just one touch on WhatsApp. This feature sounds familiar to us since iOS 15 introduced this feature for FaceTime a year and a half ago when the software was unveiled at WWDC21. This function will allow users to be added to a video call without having to add them one by one instead they can be joined using a link.

On the other hand, Zuckerberg has announced that video calls of up to 32 people are beginning to be tested. These video calls, like the current ones in all their modalities, will be encrypted, ensuring the privacy and security of the video call above all else. We have not known an arrival date for this function. Only we will have information soon. Nevertheless, links to join video calls will arrive starting this week.

We also have yet to see the progress around the WhatsApp Communities presented several months ago. A modification of the concept that we understand as groups that will allow us to manage large numbers of people in a multitude of groups. Several months ago we learned about the main news, but we still do not have proof in the form of beta that this reality will reach our screens. We just have to wait.