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WhatsApp launches video calling to take on Google Duo, Skype
16 November 2016 IST
WhatsApp launches video calling to take on Google Duo, Skype


WhatsApp will launch video calling carrier on its app, a flow so as to help the famous messaging platform compete with the likes of Skype, Apple’s FaceTime and the lately released Google Duo.

The new characteristic may be rolled out to WhatsApp’s over one thousand million users over the next few days.

“This has been in the works for a while and we are happy that we are launching the provider from India, which has our biggest user base. Like voice calls, video calls are also going to be dynamic i.e. relying on the pleasant of a network, the video will adjust accordingly,” WhatsApp Head of enterprise Neeraj Arora stated.

He introduced that like text and voice calling functions, video calls may also be encrypted end-to-end to make sure safety and privateness of its users.
“With the brand new update, customers absolutely can pick among a voice or a video name and cross in advance with the call,” he stated.

Arora did not give any estimates approximately the quantity of video calls WhatsApp expects to facilitate within the coming days.
In June, WhatsApp had announced that its platform saw over 100 million voice calls are made each day.

“In keeping with the consumer base, India is one of the maximum active voice calling countries for us,” he delivered.


FB-owned WhatsApp has almost grown to be the default messaging software for humans in international locations like India and Brazil.
It competes with the likes of Hike, Viber, and Line in India, which has one hundred sixty million WhatsApp customers.

With the video calling function, it'll now compete for head-on with video calling popular apps like Microsoft’s Skype and Apple’s FaceTime.
in advance this yr, tech giant Google had released Allo (messaging app) and Duo (video calling app) to tap into the booming communications app marketplace.


Asked how the organization will differentiate WhatsApp’s services from FB's Messenger app, Arora stated the use instances of each app are distinctive.

“While facebook connects you to people for your pal list, WhatsApp lets you speak to the contact list on your cell phone. There are a lot of latest matters that Messenger is working on like bots. we've our personal services,” he said.

 
 
 
 
 

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