WhatsApp Will Support Video Calls In A Few Weeks, Report Claims

By 11:18 Thu, 29 Jul 2021 Comments

This year, the biggest recent feature that landed in the popular WhatsApp messenger was support for making voice calls. Now that this has been implemented, it seems like Facebook is looking forward to the next thing it can bake into the app. And this could in fact be something that Facebook Messenger can already do, namely video calls.

According to a report from Germany, the latest private beta versions of WhatsApp for iOS have video calling support built-in. You can see a couple of screenshots of the recent functionality below. During a video call you can mute your microphone as well as switch cameras, and the small square that shows your video can be moved around freely.

The recent feature is in testing, and will apparently create its way to the public in the coming weeks. When it lands, video calling support will create WhatsApp an even bigger competitor to Skype than it was before.

Alongside video calls, a future WhatsApp update shall also sport a recent design, with a gigantic focus on the color green. What's more, some sort of tab-based UI is assumed to be in testing. Tabs should create switching between different conversations easier than before, as you can jump from one tab to another directly, without having to go back to the conversation list first.

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