WhatsApp may soon support video calling feature, hints new leaked design — Tech2

WhatsApp may soon give a tough competition to video calling apps such as Skype, FaceTime and others as the company is rumoured to soon introduce the video calling feature to the app. However, no date has been announced for this functionality.

According to leaked screenshots by German website Macerkopf, the user interface will be quite similar to the voice calling function. One will also be able to use both, rear and front facing camera for video calling as well. The screenshots show the iOS app version and is also expected to add a multi-tab feature so as to make it easy for one to switch between different conversations and groups.

Image: Macerkopf

The report adds that the official version of WhatsApp, which is currently in the iOS App Store, carries the version number 2.12.12 and, developers along with beta testers are currently working on 2.12.16.2 version. In addition, the colour green will become more dominant in WhatsApp for iOS’. This is said to make the iPhone version more consistent with the Android version.

WhatsApp crossed the 900 million users milestone this year in September. In February last year, WhatsApp was acquired by social networking site Facebook, its biggest buyout till date, for a whopping USD 19 billion.

Tags: Whatsapp, WhatsApp App, WhatsApp for Android, WhatsApp for iOS, WhatsApp video calling, WhatsApp Voice Calling


Originally published at tech.firstpost.com on December 23, 2015.