WhatsApp has announced that more than one billion users will be able to make video calls on iPhone, Android and Windows Phone devices “in the coming days.”
This is a highly anticipated feature because WhatsApp users have been requesting it for years. Tapping on the “video call” option starts up a video chat with that WhatsApp contact. If you have not received the app update yet, then WhatsApp will simply make a phone call to that contact instead of presenting you with both options.
One of the biggest advantages that video calling on WhatsApp has is that it is cross-platform as opposed to Apple FaceTime – which works on just iOS devices. Plus video calls made using WhatsApp are fully encrypted to prevent unauthorized access from snoopers. By adding the video calling feature, WhatsApp is now on par with other chatting apps like Facebook Messenger, Skype, Viber and Google Hangouts / Duo.
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