It is known that Facebook has a free feature for video calling for its messenger platform. It’s really a great move from it. Interesting deal is that the in-house popular messenger platform WhatsApp came up with a free voice all feature for its users. Now as the news about the video call has come out, the question has raised whether the video calls of WhatsApp available at free of cost too!
Facebook said this Tuesday that it is going to release the video call for both Android and iOS versions. This new feature allows the users of WhatsApp to call from any location or conversation with just a single tap. Stan Chudnovsky, the Head of Product for Messenger and Param Reddy, Engineering Manager at Facebook said in a blog post that, “If you’re messaging with someone and realize that words just aren’t enough, you can simply choose the video icon in the top right corner of the screen and start a video call right from within an existing Messenger conversation,”
They went on adding, “Messenger already offers people the ability to make voice calls to friends and loved ones around the world. Video calling will expand Messenger’s real-time communication features, enabling the more than 600 million people who use Messenger every month to reach others wherever they are, from anywhere. It’s fast, reliable and high quality,” the blog post notes. Video calling in Messenger will be available for calls made from a mobile phone to another mobile phone, even if one person is on iOS and the other person is on an Android device.
But this feature is only available in selected countries for now. The worldwide release will be in the following months. The video calling in Messenger was launched on the platforms like iOS and Android in the countries like Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Laos, Lithuania, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, the UK, the US and Uruguay. The new updates will be noticed for Galaxy S7 Series of Smartphone say, Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6.
This feature will be rolling out to other regions and locales over the coming months.
It was the Facebook messenger which first introduced VOiP features into its messenger in April 2014 and WhatsApp followed suit this year when feature started rolling out in various markets by the beginning of March. WhatsApp currently only offers video messaging facility.
Both Facebook and WhatsApp has wide range of users and they are absolutely the fastest growing networks as of now. Facebook Messenger has about 600 million users while WhatsApp has about 800 million and the number is fast growing. Meanwhile, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been quoted as saying that almost 10 per cent of all VOIP calls globally is made using Facebook Messenger. We have seen people growing crazy to find the Best of Whatsapp Status and that of facebook.
Facebook also announced that it would soon roll out a new feature called Businesses on Messenger which would enhance communications and interactions between people and businesses. The feature will allow ordinary users to interact with businesses facilitating after sales and customer care support.
“Once there, people will be able to receive relevant messages from the business including order confirmations and shipping status updates, and will be able to take basic actions like modifying, tracking or returning an order. People will also have the option to ask a business questions, make requests and get quick responses.
“This whole set of interactions and features are unified in a single, ongoing thread between the person and the business,” Facebook had said when it revealed the feature during the recent F8 summit.