As per the recent reports WhatsApp is testing a new feature for its popular messaging service Video Calls. Video Calls will first come to the iOS platform and then most likely will get to the Android smartphones.
It is a natural extension for the Facebook-owned world’s largest messaging service provider to have support for video calls.
The video calls on WhatsApp will work on both the Cellular networks (3G / 4G / 5G) and also will be functional on the WIFI network.
User will have an option to either make an Audio call from the Whatsapp or opt to make a video call.
There is also option as shown in the picture to swap the front and rear camera on the smartphone to make it easier for users.
WhatsApp video calls for iOS will come with the update of software to the version 188.8.131.52 which don’t look too far and most likely will happen in early 2016.
The current version available for the iOS users for WhatsApp is 2.12.12, which also brought support for the 3D touch to the iPhone 6s and 6s plus users.
The latest version also improved the content sharing on the iOS – when you share a website link to any article , WhatsAPP will pull the image and description about the article to make the shared topic clear to the other users.
WhatsApp with video calling feature will also go through a bit of UI/UX change with the tabbed layout to get merged to offer faster access to the Video and Audio calling features.
WhatsApp is the most popular messaging service in countries like India, Brazil , Mexico and Russia with over 500,000,000 (500 million) users active base.
As per stats from WhatsApp people are sharing more than 700 million photos and 100 million videos every single day an incredible number to reach for any sharing platform.
WhatsApp also has launched the WhatsAPP for web browser, you can now access the WhatsApp messages using the web browser on your smartphone you will need to scan the QR code from WhatsApp official site to do so.