It is no secret that WhatsApp is working on a new feature of video calling. This new service, which has already appeared in the vast majority of its competitors, could be about to come to Android according to recent reports.
video calling function appears in a beta version of Android
In recent days, several users who were part of the beta program WhatsApp, have reported the emergence of a new video calling feature in WhatsApp. Thus, he informed Android Authority.
Given that the functions shown in the beta program WhatsApp end up appearing in the final version in a few days or weeks, it is possible that very soon we can enjoy this service.
Before this, a user of iOS shared on Twitter a screenshot of what appears to be a beta version of a famous chat messaging application in which a video call icon is observed. Ilhan Pektas received this update on May 2.
Unfortunately the tweet does not reveal much more information but it seems the beta program WhatsApp is paying off and it sure takes very little to enjoy this new feature.
Video calls closer
The official translation platform WhatsApp was asking a few weeks ago the participation of users around the world to carry out the reading of options that respond to the name of Video Call or Video Call Missed.
Thanks to Macerkopf we could see the first video call WhatsApp filtered. In this German half they ensured that the application version 188.8.131.52 WhatsApp for IOS is implemented and function. Given that in the AppStore available version is 2.12.12 maybe in a few weeks iPhone users can now enjoy video calling on WhatsApp.
For Android application development status is unknown but surely be in a parallel process. WhatsApp always gives the same functions to applications for both platforms but it is normal to have gaps.
When will they arrive?
Everything is in the air and now just about rumours but the truth is that there is little doubt that the new feature is being developed by the property Facebook application and could come soon, given recent reports.
From the time the company Zuckerberg spent billions to buy WhatsApp (much more than the application generated), it became clear that the businessman had big plans in mind. In less than half a year we have seen how WhatsApp increased safety, improved appearance and added a new service call. And this is just the beginning.
Facebook also launched two calls related services: Hello, which synchronises the social network profiles with traditional calls; and the role of video calls in Messenger. Facebook is not only adding new services and video calls into their applications but is doing at a breakneck pace. Why then would miss the opportunity to improve an application that already has more than 800 million users?
Given the speed at which the company is working Zuckerberg would not surprise us to see this new service in a matter of months (or even weeks), so we must be attentive to future updates.
And you, what would you ask Whatsapp video calls?