- WhatsApp gives its billion users the ability to make video calls. The option was introduced earlier this year for a small group, but in the coming days available to anyone with an Android phone, an iPhone or a Windows Phone.
Initially WhatsApp users could only chat with each other via text, but several years ago, since voice calls at. For video calling people had until recently move to competing apps. Parent company Facebook is also working to make video calls in Messenger.
That WhatsApp integrates video calling into the existing app, is remarkable. Competitors Apple and Google have just deliberately chosen to release video calling and text conversations. So, Apple iMessage and FaceTime and Google users may lose their egg in Allo and Duo.