WhatsApp is currently working to increase the number of participants in both audio and video calls platform. This feature is under development on the Beta version 2.20.128 for Android and is by default disabled.
WABetaInfo has spotted this first, and according to them, this feature needs all the interested individuals to be in the latest version of WhatsApp. The variety of supported individuals stays unpredictable; however, it ought to be considerable enough considering that WhatsApp desires everybody to utilize its service instead of trying to find options like Apple’s FaceTime that supports approximately 32 individuals.
Currently, in this pandemic, people are staying at home ideal, and due to this, the urge of video calling increases in order to be in touch with close ones like friends and family. So we could expect WhatsApp to work on in increasing the number of participants in video calls with priority.
Recently, WhatsApp has added a dedicated video call button for groups with 4 or less participants. The company will likely adjust the video call button to support the new video call limit at the time of rolling it out.
For now, there is no information about the availability of this feature in the stable version. Hopefully, WhatsApp will push this update in the coming weeks.