It was merely in November previous year that well-liked messaging service WhatsApp had rolled out its video call characteristic. Though the Facebook-owned company was belatedly to arrive to the party, just six months after the releasing of its attribute, it has turned into the most trendiest for video calling.
WhatsApp’s 1.2 billion users are costing more than 340 million minutes a day making more than 55 million video calls, the company proclaimed. To mark the landmark, WhatsApp is currently rolling out an update to make the video call more available.
The video call icon will emerge right next to the voice calling menu within chats for Android consumers.
WhatsApp is pretty popular in mounting realm where not everyone has access to high-end phones or unwavering LTE associations. The company has emphasized on constructing the video feature accessible to such users and that accounted for the holdup in its closing release.
It seems that speculation in optimizing for slower links and low-end devices paid off as WhatsApp’s 1.2 billion users are nowadays vigorously using this element.
WhatsApp is one of Facebook’s many challenges to double the Stories plan formerly made admired by Snapchat. Another clone, Instagram Stories, announced 200 million daily users preceding month. Both services have vaguely more daily users than Snapchat, which most freshly declared 161 million daily users.
WhatsApp’s Status characteristic was commenced in late February. One motive could be that Snapchat’s app is notoriously bad on Android, whereas WhatsApp and Facebook’s other apps hub on Android presentation.
When the company publicized video calling preceding year, WhatsApp stressed that the foundations it had taken so long for the attribute to roll out was because the company required to bring video calling to all users, not just those “who can manage to pay for the most exclusive new phones or live in countries with the best cellular systems.”
Notably, Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram are superior networks than Snapchat taken as a whole. The company has so far to publicize any usage numbers for Messenger Day and Facebook narratives.