WhatsApp, once known for its instant messaging service, has become more popular after introducing the video calling feature. The recent reports suggest that out of the total 1.2 billion users 340 million users use the video calling feature to make more than 55 million calls per day.
Not to mention that the feature was first rolled out exactly six months earlier; first for Android then for iOS. However the recent update for Android platforms has made the WhatsApp video call option more prominent by introducing the dedicated video call icon next to voice calling.
WhatsApp introduces Video Call Button
WhatsApp for Android has received an update that features a dedicated video call button in private chat windows — making the video and voice calling icons available separately to users.
This feature was available to all the beta users of the app for a few weeks now, and the general WhatsApp users updated to version 2.17.146 will also see a dedicated video calling button on their display. Earlier, only one call icon was available and clicking on that would pop-up two additional options which allowed users to select between a voice and video call.
Another user friendly change has also been introduced by moving the attachment clip to the bottom of the window — now embedded inside the text box beside the camera icon. The text box also receives a modest cosmetic update with rounded edges.
Be noted this update is for Android users only and iOS users will have to wait more.
Beta users of the WhatsApp Android app version 2.17.163 received a new feature that enabled users to pin their favourite chat at the top of the chat tabs. Doing this will ensure that no matter how many messages you get from different contacts, the one that matters to you the most stays on top, and you don’t miss it.
Since this feature seems useful, in all likeliness, it’ll be rolled out the stable app in a future update — probably next month.
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