It seems that the impending WhatsApp video calling feature is beginning to roll out according to several reports. The highly anticipated feature was first spotted by folks at Android Police and, according to the tech site, seems to be currently only available with the recent beta version of WhatsApp.
Despite being the world’s most popular messaging app, WhatsApp lacked one feature that most of its competitors had implemented for quite some time: video calls. Well, with recent findings, it seems that the feature is finally going to be made available on WhatsApp very soon – much to the dismay of its competitors, of course.
However, should you be one of the lucky few to receive the video calling feature early, you may not necessarily be able to use the feature with someone who doesn’t have the feature enabled yet. Instead, the messaging app simply diverts the attempted video call into a voice call instead.
Interestingly, WhatsApp’s video calling feature was initially found to only be available for Windows Phone and Android devices only. Several folks on iOS too have reported seeing the video call feature on their devices. Of course, as with any new ‘unofficial’ WhatsApp feature, it may not be instantly available – even on beta.
Nonetheless, if you do decide to try your luck in getting WhatsApp’s video calling feature, we suggest you to make sure that your data is backed up before attempting to download the beta release of WhatsApp – just in case things go horribly wrong.