WhatsApp Rolls Out Video Calling Feature

WhatsApp Rolls Out Video Calling Feature
WhatsApp has rolled out its much-awaited video calling feature in over 100 countries.

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(CCM) — WhatsApp has finally launched a video calling feature for its Android, iOS, and Windows Phone users across the world. The company started working on the video calling feature this year after receiving many requests from its users across the globe. Originally launched in an Android beta version last month, the app has been introduced to all users following positive reactions. Existing users will need to update their versions of the app to reveal the latest feature, which can be easily used in developing countries, like India, where high-speed internet is not accessible for everyone. “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,” WhatsApp said in a statement.

To use this service, users need to click the call icon in the interface, which will launch two options on the screen — voice call and video call. Like WhatsApp’s text messages, video calls will also be end-to-end encrypted, preventing both government and private agencies from snooping conversations. With this feature, WhatsApp, which has over one billion monthly active users, will be directly competing with Microsoft’s Skype and Apple’s FaceTime.

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