“Tung, tung, tung”… my cell probably gets more notifications on WhatsApp than Facebook and to be honest, I am more excited about my WhatsApp notifications than the Facebook ones. The reason is that every Tom/ Dick and Harry can add one on Facebook but, only those selected few make it to WhatsApp, who have the privilege of getting a person’s phone number. And WhatsApp is not only about individual conversations. There are colleague groups, cousin groups, interest groups and so much more. In fact WhatsApp has brought likeminded people even closer than Facebook.
However till date, WhatsApp only allowed to text, record voice and send, share photos and videos but as of today WhatsApp has introduced its latest much awaited feature: the video call. People all over the world are trying the beta version of Whatsapp video calling and the reviews pouring in are encouraging.
According to Abhimanyu Ghoshal of thenextweb.com, who tested out the video calling feature “Call quality was fine, but I noticed a bit of lag even on a 50Mbps Wi-Fi network. Of course, WhatsApp is likely to address that; it asked for quality feedback on video calls, so hopefully it’ll take that into account before making the feature available on stable builds.”
This feature is available to a few users only and is still in the testing version. To make a WhatsApp video call: (If the feature is available to you)
1. Tap on the call button in a conversation and a dialog box will pop up asking if you wish to place a voice call or a video call;
2. Hit ‘video call’ and you’re good to go.
It will take some time before it is available to all users.
P.S. If you still want to try the video calling feature though then install this beta version of WhatsApp in your phone from this link.
However this beta version of WhatsApp may have to be installed on both phones so it may not work anyway. Also, do not forget to backup your WhatsApp chats before trying this.