The much awaited feature of Video calling on the most popular instant messaging platform WhatsApp has now finally rolled out for the beta version 2.16.318 on Android platform. Few days ago, the feature was also spotted on Windows phones. Now that the feature is live on beta versions, we can expect it to go live for all users very soon on all the platforms.
The video calling feature on Windows phones was first spotted by a Spanish website onewindows.es, which reported that a few beta testers were seeing video calling option in their Windows handsets. Users are provided with two options when pressing the call button in the app: voice and video calls. The other video calling options such as switching from front camera to rear camera, muting the call are also available.
While video calling, users can also send messages, however that will pause the video. If a user rejects the video call then three options pop up – cancel, call again and record a voice message, similar to the voice call. Users will be notified for the missed video calls also, just like the voice calls.
WhatsApp is improvising consistently with lot of new updates and features. Earlier, this month WhatsApp adopted Snapchat like features of drawing on images, adding emojis and text.
The beta version of WhatsApp video calling doesn’t come with the ‘Knock Knock’ feature where the video preview of the caller is shown even before answering, as seen in Google Duo. As the feature is in beta version only now, we can expect some updates in it before it rolls out for everyone. Stay tuned for more updates!