WhatsApp launches new video call feature

Isaac Cain
January 12, 2018

Irrespective of whether your voice recording is interrupted by low battery, incoming call or any other operations it will be saved nevertheless. If they accept it, they will switch the voice call to video call, and in case they reject the request, the voice call will normally continue. The switch button appears when the user is in the middle of a WhatsApp voice call.

One tap on the icon will drop a request message to the other user, letting easy swap from voice to video call. The feature is now available for WhatsApp beta for Android and we can definitely expect the feature to debut soon for all Android users around the world.

If the user is making an audio call on WhatsApp, he/she can switch to video call by pressing the newly introduced camcorder icon. The WhatsApp version 2.18.4 (Android Beta) comes with a switch button that will allow users to toggle from voice call to video call (and vice versa) without disconnecting the call. This feature basically makes switching between voice to video call convenient.

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Last year, WhatsApp unveiled several features in order to enhance user experience and now it seems that the company is gearing up to bring some more useful features to the table. So, to switch between calls, all you need to do is to click on that button. While features tested on beta mode do not necessarily make it to an official release, but can surely be looked forward to.

The users are advised to keep in their minds that this feature is limited to Android beta testers or those who've signed-up for WhatsApp's Beta Program.

The company will now carry out testing in the beta version before implementing it in the final version of the app. Currently, the feature is only available for Android users and it is expected that the feature will be available soon for all iOS users as well.

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