WhatsApp has added a much sought after new feature after it started allowing users to make group calls and video calls.
It has been a little over three years since the company, owned by Facebook, introduced the voice talks and later a video option a year later. Today, WhatsApp counts over 1.5 billion monthly users, saying that they are doing over two billion minutes of conversations over the service every day.
From this week, callers can now add friends by touching the "Add Participant" button shown in the top right of the screen. The maximum number of participants is four, and impressive WhatsApp said the conversations are encrypted from end to end.
It's not easy to do. Telegram, a self-protected secure messenger app, has not even gotten to encrypt their group messages, not to say group calls.
On the encryption page WhatsApp has been working with WhisperSystems for a long time to cover all messages and call the platform from curious eyes and ears. Having said that, the relationship between the two became a little more complicated this year when WhatsApp founder Brian Acton donated $ 50 million of his fortune – accumulated from Facebook's acquisition of the company in 2014 – to the Signal Foundation associated with WhisperSystems.
Acton ended Facebook last year – this year he encouraged people to delete the social network for data and privacy scrubs – while his co-worker Jan Koum, co-worker with WhatsApp, brought him back in May this year.
As Acton, he was apparently annoyed by scandals such as Cambridge Analytica, although, on record, to say "doing things I like without technology, for example, collecting rare air-cooled Porsches, work on my cars and play ultimate frisbee. "Each to its own …