WhatsApp has announced that they will finally launch the much expected video calling feature, a service that will be getting to our devices progressively during the following days. The service, owned by Facebook, reminds users that its goal has always been to help people keep in touch with friends and family no matter where they are, so video calls were a feature that was bound to come sooner or later. To many users it sure feels that video calls come later rather than sooner – now we can video call not only with Skype, but also with Messenger, LINE and many other messaging apps – but at least it is here!
“Today we’re excited to announce the next step in our efforts to connect people – WhatsApp video calling. In the coming days, WhatsApp’s more than one billion users can make video calls across Android, iPhone, and Windows Phone devices.
We’re introducing this feature because we know that sometimes voice and text just aren’t enough. […] And we want to make these features available to everyone, not just those who can afford the most expensive new phones or live in countries with the best cellular networks.
Over the years we’ve received many requests from our users for video calling, and we’re excited to finally offer this feature to the world. Thank you for using WhatsApp and we promise to keep working hard every day to improve the service.”
WhatsApp has announced its new service
WhatsApp video calling will soon hit all devices: Android, iOS and Windows Phone. Some Android users may already have the new feature if they updated their device to the latest WhatsApp version manually, with the APK file – but if you still don’t have it, don’t worry! During the next few days, WhatsApp will launch the update for all its platforms and the video calling feature will be progressively activated. Pay attention!