The $19 billion app used by billions of people across the world has finally unveiled the video call feature for Android users.
It even works without an update but anyone can try it by installing the latest beta (2.16.318), which is up on APK Mirror. If you do so, you’ll notice a camera icon next to your contacts and will be able to place video calls provided your friends have the feature, too.
The feature wasn’t turned on for me in the latest release, but I was able to use it by installing the APK beta. After my colleague Nick installed it too, I was able to place a video call between France and the UK. Both sound and video quality were excellent, though both of us were on WiFi with fast (1 Gbps and 60 Mbps) connections.
A user confirmed.
However, it’s good news for folks who can spare the data, but Whatsapp users in the developing world will probably stick with text unless they can get a solid connection.