WhatsApp video calls are coming
The most popular messaging application is now developing the option of video calls in its next update. Whatsapp has made a lot of improvements on its app and video calling is its latest one. Yet the exact date when this service will be available is unknown, but is expected to be in the coming weeks.
Thanks to Macerkopf we can know how this new Whatsapp option will look like, beacause it has leaked the first WhatApp video call. Still has not been heard anything about the update for Android, but according to Macerkopf in the 126.96.36.199 version of WhatsApp for iOS this feature is already implemented.
As might be expected that with the latest features that Whatsapp included last year (voice messages and calls), the implementation of the video calling would be the next challenge for for the Zuckerberg’s app, which already has more than 800 million users.
However, WhatsApp will need a good video calling service for coping with alternatives such as Skype, Google Hangouts or iOS FaceTime. As expected, this year we will see how Whatsapp a simple messaging app at the beginning, will now turn into a full communications service .
However, Whatsapp users should be alert because the first fraud related to this new function have already taken place. As it happened with the activation of Whatsapp calls, with the activation of WhatsApp video calling they have also been frauds. This is based on the presentation of a form in which the user must fill in with the phone number, thus activate the video call feature. The result, however, is the subscription to a premium SMS service with a cost of up to € 2 per message received.
Therefore, better we wait for the new update Whatsapp reach our mobile phones and thus avoid any kind of fraud.