WhatsApp To Roll-Out A New Video Calling Feature (And It Is All Sorts Of Awesome)!


WhatsApp is one of the biggest messaging apps with close to 1.5 billion users worldwide. India is among its top markets with over 200 million users.

According to reports:

The company is supposed to roll out UPI (United Payments Interface)-based payments in India and it is also testing new services, businesses in the country. Players like BookMyShow, MakeMyTrip and even Netflix have partnered with WhatsApp in India.

But what’s more intriguing is that WhatsApp has recently rolled out a new feature vis Google Play Beta Program, which proffers switching to video calls, during a voice call spontaneous.

WhatsApp version 2.18.4 appends a new video call switch button that shows up during a voice call. All you have to do is to click on the icon to switch to video calling automatically, even when on a voice call with a friend.

In this case, the recipient will get a prompt for video call, which can either be accepted or rejected. WhatsApp will automatically switch from voice to video when the request is accepted.

However, in case the user elects to reject the video call request, the voice call will normally continue. WhatsApp quick switch feature isn’t available for group calls.

The feature is (for now) limited to Android beta testers or those who’ve signed-up for WhatsApp’s Beta Program. Those engaged in enriching a beta tester for WhatsApp can head over to Google Play Store. The beta version gives users access to new features ahead of public rollout. To omit the testing program at any time, just shift to the public version of WhatsApp app.