Traditionally, telephone communications take place between two people; the ability to make group calls on landlines is a function that has been with us for just over two decades. But what about mobile telephony? Calls can also be made between more than two people.
In fact, there are two types of conferences: phone calls and video calls. Both can be very useful for the practical purposes of organizing a meeting, putting a group of people in agreement regarding a trip, or any other social activity. If you need to know how to do both, we will explain what you need.
How to Make a Group Phone Call
First, find the number of a person you want to call. Exchange the necessary greetings, then take the phone off your ear and click the add call button.
When you do, the phone keypad will open, but you can also search for the next person in your contacts or in your recent calls. Find the following member and call him.
Now you will have the two calls on the screen. When you have them there, press the Combine icon to have a group phone call.
How to make group video calls
When it comes to making a group video conference, you can choose two applications that almost all of us use on a daily basis: Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp. In fact, of the two Messenger is the one that makes it easier. To make a group video call with her, first of all, there has to be a group chat created.
- If there isn’t, create it and add everyone you want to talk to. Once you’ve done that, it’s as simple as tapping the camera icon in the upper-right corner of the screen to start a group video call.
- The case of WhatsApp is very similar to that of phone calls. First, you must make a video call to a single contact.
- You will have to wait for the answer to be able to add more people to the conference.
- When you do, this icon will appear on the screen.
- Click on it to add people to the call. Your contact list will open, select the person you want to add, and voila.
- Finally, although it is being used less and less from mobile devices, you can always create a group call in Hangouts. Its operation is very similar to that of WhatsApp; First, you have to call a person in the group with whom you want to communicate. When the call picks up, click on the menu button in the upper right corner of the screen and click on Invite.
- When you click on it, you will see that two options are displayed.
Each one works differently:
Add people: searches your contact list and allows you to add whoever you want to the conversation.
Share link: via email or instant messaging allows you to share a link that leads directly to the video conference.
As we say, this option is used less and less, but it is equally valid if you need to coordinate a group of people.