The most popular messaging service that accommodates over a billion users has finally confirmed the introduction of its newest feature – video calling.
The company was trying video bringing in its most recent beta releases in the earlier months however this is the first occasion when it has officially reported that the element is coming to real cellular platforms.
With the feature officially declared, WhatsApp is presently coming nearer to its opponents, for example, Facebook Messenger and Skype who have as of now being putting forth video calls for a long time. Be that as it may, it is depending on the prominence of its platform and its universality as contrasted with Skype which is seldom utilized for video calling on phones these days.
How to avail this feature
You can video call the same way you make a regular call. Simply tap the call icon on the top corner of your conversation screen and you will be shown options to either video call or make a regular call.
WhatsApp’s blog post stated, “ We want to make these features available to everyone, not just those who can afford the most expensive new phones or live in countries with the best cellular networks.”
Their press released stated the challenges in making this feature a possibility for all, even for those countries where most of the population uses older phones and slower internet connections.
GIF support and Two Factor authentication
WhatsApp recently added GIF support and newer updated emojis, which may seem less aesthetically pleasing than their previous forms. The beta also introduced two factor authentication aside from video calls which is also an important and often demanded feature requested from WhatsApp’s makers. Whether the new authentication feature is actually introduced by WhatsApp is still a mystery.
As the update is new, it may not be available to you. But it will soon make its way to Pakistan as the feature becomes available to more and more countries. It will be available on Android, iOS and Windows.
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