November 16, 2016

WhatsApp Started Video Calling, Skype Facing Tough Time

WhatsApp finally has launched an update throughout the Android devices running Android 4.1+ to enjoy the free video calling feature. After the purchase of WhatsApp, Facebook has been working hard to improve its features to be on top of the chatting app. They launched audio calls first and now the long awaited feature is launched.

Yes! WhatsApp Video Calls

Now the video calling rival Skype will be facing serious competition in the field of Audio/Video Calling. I wonder Google will be working on something similar as they launched Google Allo, Google Duo and Google Messenger, but all these functions are available in WhatsApp now except stickers.


WhatsApp changelog on Google PlayStore shows:

• Introducing WhatsApp video calling. With free video calls, you can have face-to-face chats with your friends and family around the world. Data charges may apply. (requires Android 4.1+)
• You can now send and receive animated GIFs

But unfortunately due to some telecom restrictions, Gulf countries (including UAE, Saudi Arabia) users cannot access the Audio Calls or even now the Video Calls. But the rest of the world will be enjoying the WhatsApp Video Calls especially USA, Canada, India, Pakistan etc.

According to the WhatsApp blog, WhatsApp Video calls will be available across Android, iOS and Windows phones.

According to WhatsApp officials:

“Today we’re excited to announce the next step in our efforts to connect people – WhatsApp video calling,”

“We’re introducing this feature because we know that sometimes voice and text just aren’t enough. There’s no substitute for watching your grandchild take her first steps, or seeing your daughter’s face while she’s studying abroad. And 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.”

Recently WhatsApp has been giving some stunning features like making text bold, underline, making the Emoji size bigger, Adding GIFs, Offline Voice Messages, Draw on Images and one of the clever feature which I personally like is taking selfie with flash (Simply genius)

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