the Function of group video calls, the test which the media reported earlier, became available in the latest version of the mobile application “Vkontakte”. In videochat can participate up to eight people at a time.

a Call is made from a screen correspondence – “one on one” or group. To start the conversation, you need to click on the tube icon and choose someone from the chat to invite the bell. Add new subscribers can be in ongoing video conferencing.

Make calls to all users of the social network who updated the app to the latest version, you can now, and the ability to initiate group video calling will be available to the public in the coming days, said Вестям.Ru in the administration belonging to Mail.Ru Group of the service.

“We will rapidly increase the functionality of the new service to fall in the group video call you can easily arrange activities for the whole class or student groups,” – promised the head of team messenger Vkontakte, Vyacheslav Shebanov.

Normal voice calls and video calls one-on-one work in applications “Vkontakte” for iOS and Android for about two years. In the first quarter of this year, the average number of monthly calls made 64 million – 24% more than in the same period of 2019. But how many people use the feature regularly, “Vkontakte” does not open. For comparison, Zoom recently reported that the daily number of participants in video calls reached 300 million.

Many major online platforms in recent months actively developing the functionality of video calls. In addition to the aforementioned initiatives “Mail Mail.Ru” Facebook introduced a similar Zoom service Rooms, Google has made Google Meet free for all and “Classmates” activated broadcast group video calls. To introduce group video calls promised in the Telegram, and the Tinder are going to add video calling with two participants.

meanwhile, from 15 to 21 may Vkontakte conducts a seven-day online festival VK Fest. Here is his video stream:

Text: To.Hi-tech