WhatsApp Video Call feature coming soon!
December 24, 2015 Newsdesk 0
WhatsApp Messenger, one of the most popular cross-platform instant messaging client for smartphone is soon going to have Video Calling facility built into it. A German blog (macerkopf.de) reports that a private beta version of WhatsApp for iOS has WhatsApp Video Call feature built-in. They have provided couple of screenshots to back their claims.
The two major feature that was added this year on WhatsApp was Voice Calling and the WhatsApp Web feature. It was expected that WhatsApp Video Call would also be added to the features list soon. Many other IM Clients like imo, Skype, Viber, Tango etc already have these features from quite some time. And now that WhatsApp is owned by Facebook and they themselves have Video Calling feature built into their Messenger app, it shouldn’t be much of a task to implement that in WhatsApp Messenger too. And though they might be late for the party, it’s a good news for users that they’re joining.
The leaked screenshots are from WhatsApp Messenger for iOS. The version which is said to have the WhatsApp Video Call feature is 188.8.131.52 which is a private beta and available only to the developers and private beta team members. And this might be pushed for public in couple of weeks time.
From the Screenshots, the first one is when you get a call from a WhatsApp Contact, and the second one is an ongoing call. Looking at these image, there are couple of things that can be understood about the WhatsApp Video Calling facility. On the main screen, you’ll be able to see the video of the person with whom you are on Video Call. There are onscreen buttons to Mute your microphone and to switch between the front and rear camera. You can also see your own video/image as a small icon on the screen which can be moved freely.
According to macerkopf.de, apart from the WhatsApp Video Call feature, WhatsApp would receive few more new updates. This includes a newer UI design where the green color is more prominent. WhatsApp would also have tabbed chat windows to easily switch between multiple chat conversations just like how you have tabbed windows on the browsers. These changes are currently seen on the iOS version of WhatsApp and not sure if the exact changes will hit Android versions also at the same time or not.
Source: Macerkopf.deWhatsApp Video Call feature coming soon! was last modified: December 24th, 2015 by Newsdesk