Video calling is coming very soon to WhatsApp?

Video calling is coming very soon to WhatsApp?
Back in December, we told you that WhatsApp was working on a way to allow subscribers to make video calls. Now, it appears that video calling is coming soon to WhatsApp. In fact, a limited number of users are said to have the capability right now to make video calls on select phones running the beta app. Besides screenshots of the video call UI, translation requests were made to those who translate the app to various languages. The phrases that the messaging app is seeking translation on? "Video call," and "Video call is unavailable at this time."

According to the source of the rumor, WhatsApp is also working on a way for group invites to be sent using NFC tags and QR codes. Another feature supposedly on the way to users includes the ability to send voicemail to a contact who doesn't answer a voice call (iOS only), and a call back button is said to be in the works right now. Also rumored to be coming to WhatsApp is zip file sharing support.

WhatsApp has been beaten to the video call punch by BBM. Just recently, BBM added video call support to the iOS and Android versions of the messaging app in the U.S. and Canada.


source: AndroidPolice via gadgets.ndtv

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9 Comments

1. AndroidBoy21

Posts: 72; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Alan could you and the phonearena team Talk about people advertising jobs in the comments section Thank you.

2. willy.4

Posts: 71; Member since: Oct 14, 2015

Yes I second that it gets ridiculous..... Tired of seeing them and flagging them hoping for the best

5. AndroidBoy21

Posts: 72; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

This one time someone advertised bank hacking jobs with an email account in the comment Why?

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 21006; Member since: May 28, 2014

BBM beat WhatsApp to the punch long ago as far as video calling is concerned. They've had it since the first BB10 handset was launched a few years ago. Still, it's nice to see WhatsApp add competitive features.

4. Busyboy

Posts: 730; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

At least WhatsApp is encrypted & free. Can't say the same for BBM.

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 21006; Member since: May 28, 2014

Um, what? BBM has always been free and secure. And with BBM Protected, you enjoy an even greater level of encryption than WhatsApp. And BBM has more features. WhatsApp is still playing "catchup" in the features department.

6. ava51

Posts: 86; Member since: Feb 12, 2016

And all I need is group calling.

7. oozz009

Posts: 520; Member since: Jun 22, 2015

They are really late to the game aren't they?

8. NonFanBoy

Posts: 180; Member since: May 28, 2015

Better late than never.

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