After months of rumors and talks, the WhatsApp video calling feature is now Live on Android platform in its recent beta update, (v2.16.318) which would give it a significant edge over other messaging rivals. Our very own WhatsApp is one of the most popular IM application and has been steadily improving in the past few months by rolling out a wide range of features. It has become one incredible application where we can enjoy a variety of features under one roof-be it tagging users in group chats, adding text & emoticons to our images, support for composing messages with Siri, simply anything. We just think of a particular feature and sooner than later, WhatsApp delivers it with their updates.
How it works:
Making a video call with WhatsApp is as easy as you would like it to be. When you tap the call icon, you now have the option of choosing between a voice call or video call. The interface itself is similar to what we’ve seen with the voice calls. You can start a new call from the Calls tab, or from within a conversation window by selecting the call icon.
The quick steps to perform a video call are mentioned below:
- Pull up a contact in the app.
- Tap the call button and choose ‘Video call’.
- If the other person has a version of WhatsAppthat supports the feature, it’ll launch a FaceTime-like call, if not, you’ll be notified that your contact needs to update their app.
In addition to this, the app also provides user with a Mute option. Just like any other video calling apps, the user can even change the front camera to the rear. The call history list has also been altered and now displays video and voice calls. Much like the previous voice calling window, the video calling window too gets a shortcut call button to make a video call to a contact.
Also, now you don’t need to install a separate app for video calling, WhatsApp has become one power packed application which makes life easier.
Download the latest version of WhatsApp from play store and start buzzing your friends.