WhatsApp Video-Calling Feature Finally Comes To Android Users

By Ankita, Parent Herald October 25, 12:05 pm

The long-awaited video calling feature in the WhatsApp messenger has finally been rolled out to Android Users which dominates the user-base of the most popular messenger application. Similar in function to the voice call feature of WhatsApp, this new facility will be available to all the users with an updated version of WhatsApp.

It was reported earlier by Parent Herald that the video-calling feature of WhatsApp has been introduced to all the windows phone users and has been soak tested in Brazil. Following the success of the test, WhatsApp has now extended the beta test to Android users. This essentially implies that the feature is currently available to selected users who have signed up for WhatsApp's official beta testing program.

According to reports by International Business Times, in order to make a video call on WhatsApp, the user should ensure that the recipient of the call also uses the updated version of WhatsApp. The video quality of the call will depend on the smartphone's camera and the audio quality will be dependent on the strength of the data network.

WhatsApp which arguably is the most widely used messenger application has undergone several changes over the last few months such as adding secure encryption to the messages, voice calling, updated emoticons, drawing text on the images and videos and so on. Following an integration with Facebook, WhatsApp has grown to cover a wider user-base. The video-calling function in WhatsApp was a much-needed feature that users wished for.

The feature will currently be available to users with the beta version of WhatsApp. This is the version 2.16.318 (451462). Once can register on the official website of WhatsApp in order to become a beta user. As of now, the video-calls will be one-on-one. However, it is likely that WhatsApp group video calling will be introduced in the coming days similar to the ones available on Skype, reported Android Headlines.

The WhatsApp video-calling feature will be available to the general public in the coming weeks.


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