WhatsApp Video Calling Feature: 4 Reasons Why It Can't Surpass the Others

WhatsApp video calling feature is not an all pros but no cons affair.

By Prajith

WhatsApp, taking its app one step further, has finally released the much-requested video calling feature. While the company has been adding numerous features in one form or the other of late, and the support for video calling is the biggest addition among all.

Here's Why WhatsApp Video Calling Can't Surpass the Others

All you've to do get this feature on your smartphone is to simply update the app and you can start making video calls right away. Keeping in mind the low-bandwidth internet connectivity issue in India, the company has optimised the video calling feature to offer seamless service.

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But, does the feature fare as well as promised by the company in real world usage? Are there any downsides of WhatsApp video calling feature? Well, we're afraid the answer is yes.

Here's Why WhatsApp Video Calling Can't Surpass the Others

Take a look at the 4 biggest downsides of the WhatsApp video calling feature below.

  • As long as you're connected to a Wi-Fi network there's nothing to worry about. But, things tend to get worse if you're using this feature on mobile data as it consumes large amounts of data in comparison to other video calling apps like Imo.
  • To place video calls on WhatsApp, both you and the person whom you intend to call should update their app to the latest version. You can't make a call if one among the two callers are not updated to the latest version.
  • Video calls can be placed between two individuals only. The app doesn't offer support for group video calling yet.
  • The video calling quality is not up to the mark, which definitely leaves you asking for more.

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