WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messaging app, is reportedly adding video call functionality in one of its upcoming updates.
WhatApp, which now has over 700 million monthly active users, seems to have been planning this update for a long time and it’s only logical as other apps have gone the same way throughout the years. Its “little brother”, Facebook Messenger has had video call support since late April 2015 and it was only a matter of time until this feature became available on WhatsApp as well.
German blog Macerkopf published some leaked images that show how video calls will look on WhatsApp for iOS. The UI looks simple and much in line with the existing native iOS video call feature.
Moreover, WhatsApp saw its competition adding video during the year as well. Viber has had this functionality a lot earlier than the other messaging platforms.
It’s still unclear what Facebook’s strategy with WhatsApp will be, as the social network is betting heavily on Messenger’s development as a platform, and a business tool. However, WhatsApp still preserves that sense of privacy for its users, as it’s not directly linked to any social network.
We’ll be hooked on our screens to see what 2016 brings for WhatsApp!
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