WhatsApp launches a new voice chat feature for large groups

WhatsApp is introducing a voice chat feature for large groups, similar to Discord. It’s designed to be less disruptive, allowing quiet initiation without ringing. Users can seamlessly switch between messaging and voice chat, and the feature is globally rolling out to groups with 33 or more members. The company emphasizes end-to-end encryption for voice chats. This addition aligns with WhatsApp’s recent trend of enhancing its platform, including simultaneous account use, passkey support, and improved shopping features. Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg highlighted increased user-business interactions, with significant growth in revenue from the WhatsApp Business platform.