When it comes to video calling, there’s a lot of services to choose from including Skype, FaceBook Messenger, Apple’s FaceTime, and Google’s Duo, just to name a few. One name missing from the list of choices had been WhatsApp (at least officially), until today. WhatsApp has finally made the feature available on its official app.
This means that its billion-plus users now have a built-in method of chatting with their friends and family via video. To make use of WhatsApp’s video chat feature, just select the contact you wish to call, then tap on the telephone icon in the top right corner. You’ll then be asked whether you want to make a voice-only call, or if you wish to video chat. And that is basically it. To make us of the video chat feature, both users must have the latest version of WhatsApp installed on their devices. Video calling is available Android, iPhone, and Windows Phone devices.
It’s natural to have worries about online security, so keep in mind that WhatsApp has enabled end-to-end encryption on its servers, and you can also enable two-step verification on your account.
If you use video chat to keep in touch with your friends and family, which service have you been using until now, and will you be switching over to WhatsApp now that the feature is available?