When you think about the parent company, Facebook, it is hardly surprising that WhatsApp Video Calling is now being rolled out. These are companies that pride themselves on being the last word in social engagement. Facebook already have video calling, so it made sense for WhatsApp to be next.
Skype and Apple’s Facetime need to be afraid; very very scared. There is now very little that WhatsApp cannot do. Add to that the fact that the WhatsApp video calling is encrypted, and it seems like this giant is the one to beat.
The feature has been in beta version for months. It has now been rolled out to about a million users as they test the efficacy in real time.
To use the new feature, WhatsApp users can hit the call button in the top right corner of a conversation, which will bring up a platform asking if you want to voice or video call the person you’re chatting with.
During the call itself, you can switch between the forward-facing and rear camera, mute the call or press the red button to hang up.
While this is amazing news for users of the app, this spells trouble for the other competitors.
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