OK, WhatsApp video call coming on board has been something most users have been looking forward to. I mean, i like to think so.
When the mobile messaging app rolled out voice calls last year, this created a lot of buzz. But am quite surprised it isn’t same with the video calls being introduced.
Before now, I shared with you reports that the video call service will be coming on board soon. I also added that video calls on WhatsApp is currently on beta. However, it was officially rolled out a couple of weeks back and most people ain’t even aware.
Hence, permit me to again, bring it to your notice that WhatsApp Video Calls is now officially available on Android and iOS platforms.
How To Get WhatsApp Video Calls Feature On Android
It’s simple. Really, it is.
Launch your play store app, search for WhatsApp and tap on it.
You should see an update option. Tap on Update and when that is completed, Tap on OPEN to launch the app and tap on any contact name.
Close to the call icon, you should see the video icon.
Go on, give it a shot. Don’t be shy.
Get WhatsApp Video Call on iOS (iPhone)
For the iPhone folks, you ain’t left out. Whatsapp Video Call is saying Hello!
To get the new feature on iPhone, simply launch App Store and tap on Updates
Scroll down till you find WhatsApp. Thereafter, tap on Update.
When update is complete, tap on OPEN. This will automatically launch the app.
On iPhone, you don’t necessarily need to tap on the contact’s profile before seeing the video option. It’s displayed on the chat screen.
Go on and hit the video button and you’d be on your way to exploring Video Calls on WhatsApp.
Honestly, while the new feature seem really cool and all that, it still needs a lot of work.
Quality isn’t perfect. Not exactly close. You probably need a very stable internet connection in other to engage in WhatsApp Video Calls. The feature on Android is even a bit worse. Don’t know if i should blame it on the phone or the network sha.
Hopefully in the coming weeks, the new feature will be improvised.
Extra Tip: Remember WhatsApp is supposed to discontinue it’s service on Blackberry 10 phones by the end of December, 2016? That has been extended to June 2017. Rejoice Blackberry users!
With WhatsApp introducing video calls, I wonder what’s gonna happen to Google Duo. Does anyone even use Google Duo in Nigeria?