WhatsApp Launches Video Calling

India’s favourite messaging app will compete with the likes of Skype, FaceTime, Viber and Line

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The Facebook-owned application WhatsApp finally launches its video calling feature today and will now be available in India as well. Of the several features introduced by the application, video calling probably has been the most awaited one. The most popular messaging app in India also promises to be optimised for Indian connectivity issues.

All you have to do is to go to your respective application store, update WhatsApp to the newest version and get the video call feature to be activated. Once activated, you will have to open a chat window and select the phone icon. You will then be given options to choose from making a voice call or video call. This feature will now enable WhatsApp to compete with the likes of Skype, FaceTime, Viber and Line.

The Facebook-owned company ensures that just like messages and voice calls, WhatsApp’s video call feature will also be entitled to end-to-end encryptions. The end-to-end encryption on video calls is the much-needed assurance to ease the concerns with respects to visual data sharing or contact list data trade.

Sources state that on being tested, the voice and video quality of the new feature was excellent over strong WiFi connections, but the speed is subject to vary while being connected via a mobile or slower broadband connection. This feature by WhatsApp will help connect people all over the world, regardless of the mobile operating system the users use. Given the number of WhatsApp users this introduction could result in helping it stay ahead of other apps such as Google’s Duo.