Whatsapp is the world's most popularly used messaging app. The app which already supports Voice calling is said to soon bring video calling support.
A couple of images leaked by a German website shows the video calling feature in action on Whatsapp. Users will be able to make video calls using Wi-Fi or cellular data connection. The Video calling is similar to Voice calling where is there is an accept and decline button with an image of the person making the call.
The new video calling feature on Whatsapp is likely to be similar to other Video calling apps. There is a small window on the top of the video which shows your image while you are able to see the image fo the person whom you are communicating with on the screen of your smartphone. The feature also allows one to switch between rear and front cameras.
Whatsapp is said to be testing and improvising the chat feature. It is said to be adding multiple chat tabs that allow users to switch between individual chats without having to go back to the main Whatsapp chat lists.The update is likely to come for iOS initially.
The video calling feature on iOS should be available to Apple users in the app store 2.12.16. The current version of the Whatsapp that is there on the iOS store is 2.12.16. Whatsapp Voice calling feature was first leaked for Android phones around the same time last year. We can expect that the Video Calling feature will first appear in iOS and only, later on, Android Phones.
It looks like the Video calling feature is likely only next year, so users would have to wait until next year till they are able to make video calls on Whatsapp.