15 November 2022
WhatsApp has been offering video and audio call support for quite a long time. It works seamlessly for people who use the app but it is not possible to connect with those who do not use the app. This is set to change as WhatsApp has officially released Call Links that will make it easier to connect with others on calls.
As the name suggests, Call Links is a feature that will let WhatsApp users share links to calls with others. It is already available on various other calling platforms like Google Meet and Apple's FaceTime. The option is Create call link which is accessible from the dedicated Calls tab. Tapping on the option will create a unique link that can be shared with others. It works for users who use WhatsApp as well as who those do not.
It should be noted that the feature is not available on the app yet. WhatsApp says it will start rolling out this week which means it may take some time before it comes to you. Another thing to note is the official statement does not confirm if it is coming first to Android or iOS or both platforms at the same time.
WhatsApp has further announced that it is working on group video calls with up to 32 members. It says more details about the feature will be shared once it will become available. It will likely be similar to how group voice calls work on the platform which also supports up to 32 participants. Nevertheless, we will keep you updated as and when more details will emerge.