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WhatsApp video calling could be coming soon

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WhatsApp video calling could be coming soon
WhatsApp, the messaging app owned by Facebook, could soon be adding video calling to its list of features. According to a report published in Germany, WhatsApp users, first on iOS and then on Android, will be able to make/take video calls over Wi-Fi and cellular. A small window on top of the video feed will allow you to see your image. That preview window can be moved around, and you will be able to switch between using the rear-facing camera and front-facing one. Users will also be able to mute the microphone.

The version of WhatsApp for iOS containing the video calling feature is supposedly 2.12.16.2. Considering that the version already in the App Store is 2.12.12, the next update to WhatsApp for iOS users might contain this new capability.

WhatsApp is also adding multiple chat tabs. Using these tabs, you can switch back and forth between individual chats without having to go back to the WhatsApp chats list. In addition, the app is getting a makeover with a focus on the color green.

Hopefully, adding video calling to WhatsApp doesn't take as long as adding VoIP did. After what seemed like an eternity, voice calling was added to the iOS variant of the app this past April.


source: Macerkopf.de (translated) via IBTimes

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posted on 22 Dec 2015, 14:02 5

1. DmitrLP (Posts: 292; Member since: 18 Sep 2015)


Now THAT would be awesome.

posted on 22 Dec 2015, 14:35 4

2. Topcat488 (Posts: 1394; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


I second that motion DmitLP... This is my go to App, to keep in touch with the family, on the other side of the world. O.o

posted on 22 Dec 2015, 14:37

3. siraj93707 (Posts: 4; Member since: 19 Aug 2015)


what awesome man, normal calling function dnot working in saudi arab. india proper

posted on 22 Dec 2015, 14:57

4. jove39 (Posts: 1827; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


That's good. I hope their video call quality is as good as audio call quality.

I used hangouts for long time...but audio/video call quality of hangouts on low bandwidth network is horrible. Whatsapp & Skype call quality is very good.

posted on 22 Dec 2015, 14:59

5. legiloca (Posts: 1323; Member since: 11 Nov 2014)


Meanwhile, here in my country (UAE) Voice Calls are blocked, can't make or receive one. And now Video Call? I'm using Skype instead.

posted on 22 Dec 2015, 15:47

6. Lycan155 (Posts: 249; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)


Whatsapp calling is blocked in my country :(

posted on 22 Dec 2015, 15:55

7. mixedfish (Posts: 1154; Member since: 17 Nov 2013)


Worst chat app.

posted on 22 Dec 2015, 16:14 1

8. megathaszrul89 (Posts: 113; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)


What i really need; gif file support. So that i can play.gif file in the chat

posted on 22 Dec 2015, 18:58

9. gafp78 (Posts: 3; Member since: 22 Oct 2014)


Great no more Skype App needed hopefulluy their interface will work well !! All in One jaja

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