Messenger WhatsApp, owned by Facebook, is gradually enables video calling on Android devices. While she is available to a very limited number of users. Support for video calls, apparently, already included in the current version of the application, since they work even without installing the updates (developers only have to activate the new feature).
according to the site Android Police, to communicate through the camera it is already possible in the latest beta version of WhatsApp (2.16.318), but it will have to download the APK file from the Network. It is expected that video calls will make publicly available the other day.
During a call, you can mute the sound and switch between the rear and front cameras of the smartphone. Small square that displays broadcast yourself video can be freely moved around the screen.
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WhatsApp is one of the most popular mobile apps in the world. His audience of more than a billion people. Messenger is available on mobile devices (Android, iOS, Blackberry and Windows Phone) and computers (Windows, macOS).
WhatsApp, the original developed as a chat application, implemented the feature of voice calls last year. In another messeneger Facebook — Facebook Messenger — voice and video calls implemented for a long time. Other popular apps such as Telegram and Signal, communicate via video impossible.
Source: Android Police