After launching the much- requested for video calling highlight in beta for Windows Phone and Android, WhatsApp has at last begun rolling it out to everybody. The feature is hitting all the three noteworthy mobile operating systems – Android, iOS and Windows Phone. Since the rollout is staged, not everybody will get the feature just yet.
In the matter of how it functions, to make a video call, clients essentially need to tap on the calling catch on the upper right corner inside talk windows and pick between “Voice” and “Video” calling alternatives.
The feature also permits its users to change from front camera to back camera amid a call and ‘mute the call’ also. In addition to this, users will get notifications in case they miss the call. To get back, they only have to simply tap on a similar menu.
With the introduction of video calling, WhatsApp has caught up with some of the major rivals in the market, for example, Microsoft’s Skype, Apple’s FaceTime, Viber, Line, Google Duo and its own sibling Facebook Messenger. The organization also includes that video calls made on WhatsApp for end-to-end encrypted.
It is additionally worth specifying that in order to utilize the feature; both the parties ought to have the most recent version of the WhatsApp that supports video calling.
WhatsApp at present has over a billion active users and claims that it witnesses more than 42 billion messages sent, 1.6 billion photographs shared, and 250 million video partook in every day.
WhatsApp recently revealed another update for iOS and Android clients, which brings the key feature of Snapchat and Instagram Stories to the application. The upgrade permits WhatsApp users to attract and add emojis to a picture or a video. They can also pick any picture or video in their cell phone’s library and doodle on it with various brush sizes and textual style styles, something that has been there on Snapchat and Instagram Stories for some time.
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Sameeksha Bhardwaj, From ITvoir News Desk