WhatsApp is one of the biggest and the most popular social messaging platforms in the world. And after introducing voice-calling feature last year, the company is finally rolling out one of the biggest updates to its platforms. Any guesses?
According to recent reports, WhatsApp is now rolling out video-calling feature for its Android users. However, there’s a catch. As of now, the feature is available only for the Android users with beta version of the app. To use the video-calling feature, simply tap on the calling button and if you happen to be one of the lucky ones, you will get a dialog box asking you to choose between voice-call and video-call, on your screen. Furthermore, if you have made a video call, the call log section will show a camera icon instead of a telephone icon.
The downside is that there is no mode of calling WhatsApp users who don’t have support for the video-calling feature yet.
Interestingly, WhatsApp rolled out its voice-calling feature in a similar fashion last year. The feature was available for testing on Android months before it was rolled out globally.
For all we know, video-calling might be WhatsApp’s Christmas present to its users!