The most awaited WhatsApp video calling feature has finally arrived and its available for the users to download from respective app stores. WhatApp messenger which was earlier started by two Ex Yahoo employee called Brian Acton and Jan Koum back in 2009 to make the communication simpler has become one of the largest cross-platform instant messaging app by today.
The company was later acquired by social media giant Facebook in 2014 for massive 19 billion dollar. Both the founders of the app still manage the app and adding lots of interesting features regularly.
As of February 2016, WhatsApp has crossed 1 billion users who are exchanging texts, videos and audio messages with each other.
WhatsApp is totally free to use for whole life for all the platforms such as Android, Windows, iOS, BlackBerry etc. Earlier the users after completion of 1 year had to pay subscription fee of $0.99 in order to continue using app for next one year.
Since the acquisition, Facebook incorporated various new features to WhatsApp that made app become much more popular.
Among the new features, WhatsApp calling feature that company incorporated last year was the major addition that the people from around the world were eagerly waiting for a very long time.
After that material design, ability to send PDF files, WhatsApp web, ability to share Gif files, end-to-end encryption are some of the major changes that the developers brought to the app.
- Over 1 billion downloads and still continues
- Make free unlimited voice calls to anyone in the world. The only thing is other party must have WhatsApp installed and have internet plan activated on its smartphone (internet charges apply).
- Send unlimited text messages to anyone in the world using WhatsApp app on its device.
- Send unlimited audio/video messages to your friends, colleagues, family living any part of the world without spending money.
- Make unlimited free video calls to any person in the world.
- Create a group of several people and share your thoughts absolutely free
- If you want to use WhatsApp on bigger screen, you can do so by using WhatsApp web. Open the website www.web.whatsapp.com and scan the code with your smartphone. All your messages will be displayed on the laptop screen and you can use laptop keyboard to type the messages. You can also enable notification on the laptop.
- Unlike other apps such as Kik, Viber, WeChat etc you need not to worry about any username or the Pin to use WhatsApp. It works with the contact number and automatically detects people from your contact list who are using WhatsApp.
- WhatsApp is always on so that you never miss any important message. It goes offline with deactivation of internet connection
- If you run out of data, you can type the message to anyone and click send button. It will be queued and sent whenever the internet plan is activated
- Send entire chat history via email
- Share your location with your friends if you are at place which you don’t have any idea about.
- Send GIF images with your friends
- Send PDF files via WhatsApp
- Lots of emoji to choose from to express your mood.
WhatsApp uses the internet plan to send and receive messages, audio/video files hence its good to get unlimited data plan to avoid big charges. If you have unlimited Wi-Fi connection, nothing can be better than this.
If you are on limited data plans, you can change the settings to not allow automatically download of media files which you receive from the contacts to save the data.
The video calling feature will allow you to make unlimited free video calls (you must have latest smartphone with front camera) to your friends, family member living in your city of any part of the world. It will use your internet connection so make sure you are on unlimited data plan.
Download WhatsApp with video calling features for different platforms
WhatsApp for Windows phone with video calling feature – Click here to download
WhatsApp for Android with video calling feature – Click here to download
WhatsApp for iPhone, iPad with video calling feature – Click here to download
WhatsApp for BlackBerry with video calling feature – Click here to download