WhatsApp, a Facebook owned messaging app that is popular around the world is working on an new video calling feature for it’s users. Currently WhatsApp’s popular messaging app has a voice calling feature in addition to it’s popular core messaging service.
WhatsApp rolled voice calling feature globally just over a year ago. With it’s app having over a billion users worldwide, the news of an additional video calling feature only makes it better. This could pose a serious competition among similar services like FaceTime, Hangouts, Skype, Facebook’s own Messenger and the newly announced Allo and Duo from Google.
Fonearena reported that the new feature is currently available to a few users on the latest WhatsApp beta app for Android. The feature is also said to be based off WhatsApp’s services giving the company the flexibility to enable or disable the feature with a select group of users.
The company did not confirm the video calling feature officially but its voice calling feature was also introduced in a similar fashion last year with a small rollout before official announcements and launch on a global scale to the masses.
With it’s immense growth and popularity, WhatsApp is looking into various ways to improve its service offerings and is also said to be working on using QR codes, NFC tags and special links for sending group invitations to the service. WhatsApp just recently announced its desktop applications for Windows and Mac OS X.