Whatsapp, the largest IM community has wrestled its way from viber to BBM and now wants to take on Video calling challenge similar to iMessage’s Facetime. There have been reports which suggest that Whatsapp could in fact launch a Video call feature later this year in one of its updates. The date has not been confirmed as this feature is just in its Beta testing phase but the idea of video calling without having to go through the stress of creating a Skype profile is refreshing.
From leaked images circulating on the internet, the way this feature would work would be simple, a simple click on the call feature which already exists initiates a pop up which prompts you to select which type of call you would be using; video or audio.
With more than a billion active monthly users, the addition or supposed addition of this feature doesn’t surprise anyone. If you can get all your social communication done on one platform then why use two?
Whatsapp having introduced Whatsapp Web, enabled user-share documents and end-to-end encryption are not looking to slow down on their upgrades this year with this new feature going to be enabled on both iOS and Android platforms.
This upgrade is available in the latest beta version of the app which can be downloaded in apk mirror website but with a lot of complains as to why the calls don’t connect to several destinations, we probably wouldn’t be seeing this feature anytime soon.