WhatsApp has launched a video calling feature, but it’s now in the beta mode for a while. So you may expect a wider rollout after some time. This is agreat news for Android lovers—who were expecting such feature in the world’s most popular messaging app.
The feature works the same way like accessing voice calls. Just tap on the call button, a dialogue box appears that ask you to choose between voice call and video call. Press the video call and you are ready. This is a highly intuitive application that prevents users from making accidental video calls.
The feature was highly anticipated after the addition of voice calling feature last year. This will be a real threat for Skype and FaceTime on iOS—who are its main competitors.
To access this feature, both caller and receiver requires to have the video calling feature in their WhatsApp. If you want to enjoy this experience, download this APK for the WhatsApp beta version 2.16.318 from APK Mirror.
It is to be noted that the feature was first reported by Android Police website and it came true later. On trying we found the call quality to be pretty fine if you have a decent wi-fi connection at your home. It will take some time before finally coming out as a stable feature.
After Facebook acquired the messaging application, there has been a continuous improvement in the past few months. You can add user tags in group chat and also add sticklers.
WhatsApp video calling feature is revolutionary in a way that it has more than a billion users and providing end-to-end encrypted service will be a real challenge. But for now you can really enjoy the feature for a time being.