WhatsApp launches video calling for iOS, Android and Windows Phone devicesBy Robin-Leigh Chetty 15 November 2016 | Categories: news
WhatsApp has a new feature on the way, and it's about time. Available on iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices, WhatsApp users will not be able to video call with other people on the messaging platform.
For those who don't want to deal with the likes of FaceTime, Google Allo or Skype, WhatsApp's new offering could be a nice addition, as it means switching between different platforms is no longer required when trying to go from type to video.
The Facebook-owned company noted on its blog that the new feature will roll out to devices across the globe in coming weeks. But in South Africa, we're yet to see an update pop up in-app or indeed in our app store (iOS) at this stage.
As far as setup goes, it's fairly simple. In a chat, a phone icon will be available near the top right hand corner. Tapping on it will bring up either a voice or video chat option, click on the latter and you should be good to go. When it comes to quality of the call, we're yet to try it out, but Engadget points out that it performs very well over a stable Wi-Fi connection.
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