WhatsApp video-calling feature
WhatsApp has finally started rolling out the much-awaited video calling feature to its users. However, so far the update is only available for Windows Phone users. The feature, as per multiple reports, comes enabled by default as a part of an update to the v2.16.260 WhatsApp Beta.
To make a video call, users simply need to click on the calling button and choose between ‘Voice’ and ‘Video’ calling options. The option also allows users to change from front camera to rear camera and mute the call. In addition, users would get notified when they miss a call. To call back, they can tap on the same menu.
It has not been mentioned when the particular feature would reach Android or iOS apps. However, given its launch on the Windows Phone, we can assume that it might reach Android and iOS platforms soon.
Facebook-owned WhatsApp recently rolled out an update for users of iOS operating system. The update, already available on WhatsApp for Android app, brings key features of Snapchat and Instagram Stories to the messaging app.
The update version 2.16.12 allows iOS users to draw and add emojis to an image or a video. iOS users can choose any image or video in their smartphone’s library and doodle on it with different brush sizes and font styles, something that has been there on Snapchat and Instagram Stories for a while.
In addition, the WhatsApp for iOS update also lets group admins invite other people to join a group. All they need to do is to tap on the ‘Group Invite link’ in the group info section. Although the Android version also added support for front-facing flash and easy zooming in videos, the WhatsApp for iOS changelog does not mention these features so far. The updated app can be downloaded from App Store.