WhatsApp is now the backbone of any smartphone that can connect to the internet.
Believe it or not,this application has been able to indirectly boost sales for mobile devices.
While people’s focus on buying phones earlier was on those devices that just supported WhatsApp’s texting feature.
However after the launch of the voice calling feature, reports around the world have shown a rise in the number of phones that are a little more advanced than the previous one.
The main focus now would change; now that people already have access to the voice calling feature, they wish to lay their hands on the video calling feature.
Although Koum and his team have not made any concrete announcement yet as to when we can actually see the this feature materializing, we can say that this should definitely be on the app’s agenda, because all the apps so far that are contemporaries of WhatsApp have come up with better solutions of video calls, but WhatsApp is the only one to be left behind.
In fact the journey to the perfect calls has also been strewn with a lot of problems. But at the end of the day, the job was pulled off really well.
At the moment, WhatsApp offers users with abilities to send free messages and place free calls as well. Only data charges are incurred in this process and if you are on Wi-Fi, you save these costs as well.
The app however charges you about 0.99$ as an annual charge from the second year onwards.
This is not really too much if you consider the huge range of features that the app is able to provide, including the ability to send across files and videos in a compressed form, further leading to data savings.
In future, if the video calling feature is imparted to WhatsApp then this app might just become the best choice for people who prefer video calling.
This is because applications like these generally consume huge amounts of data. But WhatsApp has already come with an option to manage data.
In this regards, you can control the amount of data the app consumes, thus controlling the amount of data usage on a call. There is a slight chance that there will be lags in quality if you choose very low bandwidth but hopefully it would not be too bad.
Also it will be quite exciting to see the video icon next to the call icon that currently exists.
We might also be able to see a sort of a drop down with a video call and voice call only option if the icons cannot for some reason be fit on the current frame of the chat.
The bottom line is, we are waiting for the feature to show up as soon as possible.