WhatsApp has been working on his new role of video calls over a year ago. This new service, which has already appeared in majority of its competitors, and is about to be released to all users officially on Android. The instant messaging service WhatsApp announced Tuesday the introduction of the video call feature that could compete with Facebook Messenger and Skype.
“We added this feature because we know that sometimes voice messages or text are not enough. There is no way to replace the thrill of seeing live the first steps of a grandchild, or see the face of the daughter studying abroad “said a statement posted on the official website of WhatsApp.
WhatsApp Video calls available to all users
WhatsApp takes time to develop its new function for video calls. Since the end of October users of the beta version of the application have been testing and using this new feature and mid November finally is released for other users. The activation will be gradual in the coming days as advertised in the official blog of the application and will be available for all mobile platforms that still supports (Android, iOS and Windows Phone) application.
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Video Calls on Android beta version 2.16.318
Rather We waited but it was worth it. On October 25, 2016 Video Calls WhatsApp came to the beta. To use need not expect anyone to call you, this function began to be active beta series with application version 2.16.318 .
How to make video calls On WhatsApp?
To make a video call you need to be in a conversation with a contact, click on the phone icon and now you can choose between a normal call or a video call. There is a shortcut if you want to call a contact directly from your photo and profile. In the contact list or the list of conversations click on the image and profile below that when you expand an icon to start a video call.
To answer the other person has to slide to the right to pick up and in a voice call. In the center there is a button message from which we can send a quick message if we can not take the call. The video call is not supported groups only between two contacts.
Our tests have been through a WiFi connection and the images can be seen that the video quality is not high, but it is pretty similar to the quality of competing applications memos. The sound quality is very similar to the quality that already have voice calls.
Have you already tried video calls Whatsapp?