Video Calling On Whatsapp
Whatsapp will soon release its video calling feature. The video calling feature is currently in beta testing for Android users.
There have been rumors regarding video calling addition to WhatsApp for quite some time now. In January, various sources reported that WhatsApp is looking to enable video calling. WhatsApp is now edging closer to the release of this feature.
A few screenshot have surfaced online and they suggest WhatsApp enabling video calling in its next major update. Reports also suggest the addition of other features as a part of the update.
Newly leaked images suggest that WhatsApp is beta testing its video call feature on Android. WhatsApp started its beta testing program in February. Beta testing allows WhatsApp to easily test new features before their introduction to the general public.
In the latest beta version of the app (v2.16.80) tapping on the call button, prompts two options. The first option allows users to make voice calls while the second option allows users to make video calls.
According to a report by FoneArena users in some parts of the world can already make video calls on their beta versions. However, in some countries trying to start a video call displays a message stating that the feature is not yet available. This feature is expected to go live for more beta testers in the coming days.
Most of the new features on WhatsApp start rolling out in the same manner. Voice calls were introduced in the same manner.
WhatsApp has been rolling out many updates in the past few weeks. WhatsApp released the desktop version for Mac and Windows a few weeks back. The app is also rumored to add NFC tags and QR codes for group invites in its future updates. We don’t however, know when these features will be introduced In the meanwhile, you can enjoy video calling on the beta version of the app.