Since the WhatsApp’s acquisition by Facebook, it witnessed many drastic changes. Rumors about the video calling in WhatsApp already made rounds on Internet last year. Now screenshots of beta version of WhatsApp for iOS have emerged online. The screenshot consisted of the Video Call option on the top right of the chat screen.
WhatsApp Video Calling To Be Rolled Out in The Next Update
WhatsApp underwent many changes like Voice Calling, PDF file support, removing $1 annual fee, limit of group members increased, and end to end encryption. In order to compete with video calling services like FaceTime and Skype, WhatsApp could launch Video Calling in the upcoming update and it is reportedly coming to both iOS and Android.
The leaked screenshots of the beta version for iOS have surfaced online. “Video Call” option icon can be seen on the top right of the chat screen. The beta app version is available for iOS devices with version 22.214.171.1243, the video call option will be rolled out within this week or more with version 126.96.36.1995. iOS users can also test the beta version of WhatsApp, however your iPhone must be jailbroken with Cydia installed, PhoneRadar stated.
Skype and Facebook Messenger are widely preferred platforms for making video calls. “Voice Calling” feature was introduced to WhatsApp last year. Facebook introduced group calling feature to its Messenger App, however there is no such information about unveiling same to the WhatsApp.
So, if rumors are to be believed, developers are building a desktop app with video calling option for Windows and Mac OS X. However, the WhatsApp hasn’t yet confirmed about the video calling feature for Windows and Mac OS X.
Earlier, it was reported that WhatsApp for Android and iOS will come with bunch of features like call back, voice-mail, and zip files sharing support.