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WhatsApp Video Calling Feature Spotted in Android Beta Update

May 15, 2016

WhatsApp Video Calling Feature Spotted in Android Beta UpdateWhatsApp beta for Android update (v2.16.80) via Google Play beta testing program displays the feature of voice calling, but it is not functional yet. Just to recall, the Facebook owned messaging service in the past had already rolled out the voice calling a phased manner, initially by using the invite-based system before the more broadly rolling it out across the smartphone platforms. We wonder that this time how the company plans to implement the service.WhatsApp Video Calling Feature

WhatsApp Video Calling Feature Spotted in Android Beta Update

With the introduction of the video calling feature, the WhatsApp interface sees no major difference in its non-functional form. Within the conversation it is accessible via call button, with the user are being shown the choice of the audio call or the video call.

So, if you will try to place a video call then you will be greeted with a message saying that ‘couldn’t place the call, as video calling is unavailable this time.’ We also received the same message even when both the caller and the intended receiver are using v2.16.80 of WhatsApp beta for Android. Also the version can be sideloaded via APK Mirror.

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In the recent past, the rumours about the roll out of the WhatsApp Video Calling had increased, with most recent one showing the exact same i.e. ‘Couldn’t place call’ screen we see now from the leaked WhatsApp translation request.

With the several updates in the recent past, WhatsApp slowly but steadily has been expanding its feature set for the users like document sharing, text formatting, end-to-end encryption and more. It is currently anticipated to soon bring the call back, zip file sharing support and voicemail. This week the messaging service had also released its frist desktop apps, that will make WhatsApp available for OS and Windows users in the non-browser form.