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WhatsApp Video Calling is Optimized to Support Connectivity Issues in India
WhatsApp is finally releasing the video calling feature to the general public from today. The company claims that the service is enhanced to bear connectivity issues in India.
WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messaging platform is constantly adding new features to their application for both Android and iOS. A few weeks ago, the company rolled out the much-anticipated video calling feature to beta users of Android app.
From today, the company says that the feature will be live to every user of WhatsApp all over the world. Speaking to Reuters, Jan Koum, co-founder of WhatsApp said that the company is conducting an event in India today and once after the event commences, the video calling feature will live to 180 other countries as well.
He further claimed that WhatsApp DP has over 160 million monthly active users in India. So, the service is further optimized to support regions such as India for better service management.
WhatsApp video calling even works with low-end phones. The update will be released in an incremental manner for every smartphone platform- Android, iOS, and Windows Phone. And, it will take some time to reach your phone.
Speaking about the feature, the video-calling in WhatsApp is completely encrypted same as the WhatsApp chats and audio calls. We have tested the feature with the beta app itself and it worked well most of the time with Reliance Jio 4G network.
The company recently introduced the picture edit tools same as the Snapchat's editing tools. And, some rumors suggested that the company is reportedly testing a new feature called 'Status', which is same as the Snapchat's Moments and Instagram's Stories.