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WhatsApp to roll out video calling, NFC tags soon: Report

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WhatsApp is currently beta testing the video-calling feature for iOS, which is only available on a few devices running the beta version of the app

WhatsApp is rumoured to be working on a video calling feature, says a report in Android Police.According to the report, the Facebook-owned messaging service is also testing a feature that will allow users to invite people to a group via NFC tags.

WhatsApp is currently beta testing the video-calling feature for iOS, which is only available on a few devices running the beta version of the app. Android Police has put out screenshots from users, who translate WhatsApp to different languages. The report says the users had received ‘new strings to translate, including Video call’ and that ‘Video calling is unavailable at this time’.

While voice-calling was announced last year, it appears to be the natural next step of progression for WhatsApp. It will, however, be interesting to see how WhatsApp video calls perform on mobile Internet.
WhatApp is also working on inviting people to groups via NFC tags and QR codes.

With the new feature, users will not need to manually invite people to groups, thus making the process easier for businesses. For WhatsApp, adding new features is no longer a question of choice, but one of necessity. With over 900 million monthly active users, the app is now as big as its parent company Facebook.


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