After nearly six months of speculations and beta testing previews, WhatsApp has started rolling out video calls to its Android users. The latest update from the company on Google Play Store will bring the video calling feature on the app. Unfortunately this update has not been made to iOS users yet and there is no specific timeline.
The last update from WhatsApp brought newly designed emojis, which did not go down well with users, and the ability to send GIFs and edit photos before sending. WhatsApp has been releasing a slew of updates this year to match up to its competitors.
The report by Android Police states, “You won’t need an app update as long as you’re on one of the recent beta versions (people are reporting success on a few builds). If the person on the other end doesn’t have video calling enabled yet they’ll just get a voice call. You’ll still be able to see the video calling UI, though. The call log shows that as a video call, but tapping the video button just pulls up an error message.”
Since iOS users will not be getting the update anytime soon, cross platform calls will be an issue. However, WhatsApp will definitely make that priority and roll out video calling for iOS devices.
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