After spending a couple of weeks in Beta, and years in anticipation land, WhatsApp has finally made the free video calling feature available to all its users across iOS, Android and Windows Mobile. All you have to do is go to the App Store and update the app (version 2.16.17) and you’ll have the functionality to have a video chat with anyone running the same latest version of WhatsApp. How exactly do you place that WhatsApp video call you ask? Read on to find out.
Whenever a popular app does a gradual roll out of a major feature, there are bound to be scammers waiting to swoop in and do their thing. This time it’s about WhatsApp’s much hyped, and much awaited video calling feature. We’ve received multiple forwards on WhatsApp about an invitation to enable WhatsApp video calling. This message perpetuates that the only way to enable the video calling feature is to go to the linked website and enable it from there. This of course is total hogwash.
WhatsApp today announced that it is adding one of the most-requested features to its messaging client: video calling. The company has announced that “in the coming days” it will be rolling out video calling feature for its users. The feature will be available for Android, Windows Phone, and iOS versions of the app.
WhatsApp is finally joining the rest of us in the GIF party. It’s late, sure, but now a billion+ people have a way to quickly search for and share a Beyonce GIF as a response. And you can’t really put a price on that.
You can finally send and receive GIFs using WhatsApp for iPhone. Support has been added with the latest version of the app, which also lets you share short videos and Live Photos from iPhone 6s and iPhone 7 as animated GIF images.
Facebook has decided to halt its decision to collect data from WhatsApp users in the United Kingdom following a privacy probe from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). This isn’t a permanent move from the social network, but it’s something.
WhatsApp, which is now owned by Facebook and is already building a Snapchat-like feature into the social network, is apparently also getting something akin to SnapChat’s ephemeral photo sharing function.
WhatsApp today introduced a slew of new features that lets one customise and enhance photos before sharing them with their friends and family over it. The new features will allow WhatsApp users to doodle on photos, add text or emoji on them to express themselves better.
Facebook has been ordered to stop collecting data from WhatsApp users in Germany. The city of Hamburg’s data protection commissioner said the social network must explicitly ask users for permission, which it has not been doing.
WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging platforms on the planet, and now it’s going to be possible for people to tag users directly.