Published: Thu, January 11, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Cory Rios

WhatsApp Android beta gets new feature to switch from voice to video

WhatsApp Android beta gets new feature to switch from voice to video

WhatsApp has released a new update through the Google Play Beta Program: the version is 2.18.4.

The instant messaging application Whatsapp has secretly added its first new feature of the year in its beta version. Once clicked, the person on the other side gets a notification whether they want to switch to video call and if yes, the WhatsApp messenger automatically turns on the front-camera and both the responders can video chat.

Every time you make a voice call using Whatsapp, the video camera button will appear on the bottom of the screen.

The new feature was spotted by WABetaInfo, which says it is now only available to people who have signed up to the beta version of WhatsApp.

Recently, WhatsApp Business was also launched by the app which lets users to communicate with businesses they care about.

If you are in an audio call and wanted to convert it into video call in WhatsApp, you couldn't do it quickly.

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Such small changes show how WhatsApp under the wing of Facebook is slowly evolving as a mobile communication app.

If they accept the offer, the call will be switched.

WhatsApp is now one of the largest messaging apps with almost 1.5 billion users. So switching between video and voice calls will take no time at all.

The beta version gives every user an access to all new features ahead of public rollout. Now users using these smartphones will not be able to create new Whatsapp accounts and neither can re-verify current accounts. We will keep you posted once the feature goes official to iOS users.

Although the calling features, both voice and video, are now only available for one-to-one conversation, WhatsApp is reportedly working on an update that would allow even group conversations to access this feature. Till then stay tuned.

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