WhatsApp for Android beta update reveals video calling feature

Last Updated: 15 May, 2016
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WhatsApp being the widely used messaging service across the world seems to have some interesting features lately this year, with voice calling feature introduced to its app and made the app free for general usage. Now, the Facebook-owned messaging service has taken the app to the next level, adding video calling feature to the app.

The latest beta update for Android, tagged v20.16.80 chnagelog shows some usual bug fixes and reveals an added video calling feature, which can be accessed by those who have already signed up for Android beta program. When you tap the calling button, you’ll have a choice of video call or audio call to choose from. However, triggering the video call, you’ll see a pop up message “Couldn’t place call. Video Calling is unavailable at this time.”

whatsapp video callingThe changelog clearly mentions, “You get the option to make video calls, that’s not activated yet but soon would be available for everyone to make video calls.”

Apart from video calling features, there are no major changes at its design level at this point of time. Recently, the company launched desktop app for Windows and iOS platforms identical to WhatsApp for web, but the new app is a standalone application that no longer depend on the mobile version of the app for communication.

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