WhatsApp Video Calling Feature is Now Official. Facebook-owned messaging app, Whatsapp that has more than 1 billion users worldwide has finally confirmed the launch of its video calling feature for its users worldwide. It will be available for all iOS, Android and Windows Phone users. First the video calling feature was only available for Android beta version users.
To make a video call, WhatsApp users can hit the call button in the top right corner of a conversation. You just have to select the “video call” option from the screen to start the video call.
WhatsApp Video Calling Feature is Now Official
During the call you can change between the frontward-facing and rear camera. You can mute the call or press the red button to hang up. It appears the user interface differs somewhat on Android and iPhone in terms of where the picture-in-picture video feed is shown. And the buttons’ size, lineup and placement as well.
WhatsApp already supports many standard features for communications apps, counting group texting and voice calling. But the company states that video calling has stayed one of its top feature demands from users.
With video calling, WhatsApp is slowly catching up with a number of opponents, comprising Facebook’s own Messenger app, for instance, along with Skype, Apple’s FaceTime, Viber, LINE and Google’s newly launched Duo.
However being a late player, WhatsApp still has a huge user base. But now with the addition of the feature it could aid them from flying to other messaging and calling platforms. Furthermore, WhatsApp hypes its cross-platform sustenance as one of the motives to use video calling in its app.
“We want to make these features available to everyone. Not just those who can afford the most expensive new phones or live in countries with the best cellular networks.”
The company revealed in its announcement.
Users may not be able to see video calling in WhatsApp today. However, it has been rolled out signifying it will be available in the upcoming days.
WhatsApp has introduced two-factor authentication feature other than Video calling. The company is intimating that its next great announcement could be a security-focused elevation.