WhatsApp finally rolled out itsfeature on Monday though slightly late to the party dominated by Facebook’s own Messenger, Google’s Duo, Skype, and Viber. But with its massive user base of more than one billion, Facebook’s backing and other features similar to Snapchat like stories, animations, filters and graphics it can make up for the lost time.
WhatsApp has more than 160 million users in India and they don’t have to download other apps to make video calls anymore.
WhatsApp has even said it has optimised the feature to handle the low-bandwidth internet connectivity and cheap phones used in most parts of India.
Sincechat is based on the phonebook contacts you don’t have to deal with annoying call requests from anonymous people.
The video call is end-to-end encrypted which means other than the sender and receiver no one can access it.
Unlike Apple’s FaceTime it works on both Android and iPhone mobiles. Whatsapp’s claims that video calling feature would work even on slower networks, which is a major issue in India with low internet penetration.