Since it’s initial release 6 years ago, Whatsapp has slowly demolished any and every competitor it has ever had. With 6 billion downloads to boast of, Whatsapp has established it’s place in daily lives of smartphone users.
Starting out as an instant messaging app, Whatsapp stood out with its clean look and user-friendly interface. Group chat on Whatsapp became a popular means for large groups to stay in touch, make plans and discuss affairs. Whatsapp etched its place in smartphones in such a huge way that it is now impossible to find anyone who isn’t a user or a former one.
Voice calling on Whatsapp increased its popularity and took over daily calls. International calls were replaced with free Whatsapp calls, which over wifi gave crystal clear connections.
And now November 14th, Whatsapp announced it’s entry into the domain of video calling. Rolling out of the feature, they announced it on their blog.
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. There’s no substitute for watching your grandchild take her first steps, or seeing your daughter’s face while she’s studying abroad. 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.
Users of the app can avail this feature once they update their software to the latest version available.
With the success they’ve had over the years in every feature introduced, we cannot wait to see the revolutionary change introduction of video calling will bring to the daily lives of users.