WhatsApp video call appears to be closer to launch and is now available on the latest beta release. I tried it myself and it looks to be working well. Check out photos and how to get it working for you too.
According to TechCrunch, the feature is now functional in some of the beta builds of the Android application, following its recent arrival in the Windows Phone version of the Facebook-owned messaging app. The iOS app was also updated just last week, but video calling support was not included at that time.
The arrival of video calling on Android was first spotted by the blog Android Police, which found that some users on the beta builds of the application were able to access video calling through an updated app interface.
For those on a version of WhatsApp which includes video calling support, you’re able to tap the call button or tap on a contact card to kick off a video call. In this case, a new dialog box will appear, offering the choice between a standard voice call and a video call. In addition, the call log will show which calls were made via video by annotating them with the camera icon, instead of the telephone icon.
Android Users: There are two ways to get this Update.
- Get this new version of the Whatsapp Beta by joining the beta programme here or
- Download from APK Mirror