How To Place A WHATSAPP Video Call.
Whatsapp has officially announced its new Video Call Feature and this has come as a Good news to its Users, Most Especially Blackberry Subscribers Who also had their support date Extended. See How To Initiate a Whatsapp Video Call below:
As announced in the “Whatsapp Blog”, The Developers are happy to welcome all Users to its Latest Feature.
Also stressed is the fact that the New Whatsapp Video Calling Feature is the largest in the World with the messenger app Already having over 1 Billion Users Worldwide, Followed by Skype, then Viber and others.
See How to make a video call on Whatsapp Below:
How To Initiate A VIDEO CALL
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After updating, To initiate a video call, all a user has to do is tap the call icon at the top of a WhatsApp conversation. Just like you want to start a normal call.
Instead of calling the recipient as it used to be before, a popup would appear asking the user to choose if they want to start a normal call or video call with the person they are chatting with.
Tapping the video call would place a video call.
- Only Users who have the updated version of whatsapp can Receive or Make Video calls.
- During the video call, a user can decide to use the primary camera or the front facing camera. This is cool for a situation where the front camera is not very sharp or you want to show somebody an image using the back camera.
- One can also mute the call if they don’t want to hear sounds without actually ending the call. Ending the call requires only the tapping of the red button on the screen.
Whatsapp Team Has This To Say!
Like already stated earlier, WhatsApp officially joined the video calling service rather late, at least when compared to other services like Viber, Apple’s FaceTime and of course Skype, which is the industry standard for which other services measure their progress.
One comparative advantage WhatsApp has over all other video calling apps is the number of users using the platform. As messaging platform, WhatsApp is far and away the most popular messaging app with over 1 billion users.
So for WhatsApp, they would be starting at the top because even if only 50% of WhatsApp users start using the video calling service, they’d already be the biggest app offering the service. Even bigger than Skype.
In the months leading up to this feature, WhatsApp introduced several new feature or updates to the app including end-to-end encryption to make chats safer and group chatting feature.
Though the WhatsApp video calling is welcome, the downside for users in countries like Nigeria still remains the cost of data and of course
the strength of internet connectivity.