WhatsApp to soon get group video calling feature
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has confirmed at the company's F8 developer conference in San Jose, California, that WhatsApp will launch the group video calling feature in the coming months. Soon, a total of four people will be able to participate in a single split-screen conference call over WhatsApp. WhatsApp already supports voice and video calls in the app.
Earlier, it was reported that the instant messaging app is testing the new group video calling feature on WhatsApp beta for Android version 2.18.39. According to reports, once the feature is live, users will start seeing an 'Add Person' option in the top right corner of the calling screen while they are already on a video call.
Over 2 billion minutes of video and voice calls are made on WhatsApp daily. Notably, WhatsApp already allows users to switch from a voice call to a video call just by tapping a button. Under this, a video button appears during voice calls.
WhatsApp will also soon get support for stickers, Facebook revealed. These will be third-party stickers created by developers. For example, it already lets users add time and location stickers on photos and videos. They need to select a photo, tap the smiley icon in the chat box, search the time or location sticker they want, and share it with their contacts.
Facebook revealed that WhatsApp's Status feature, which is a clone of Snapchat's Story feature, has hit a daily active user (DAU) count of 450 million. Further, the recently introduced WhatsApp for Business already has 3 million users worldwide.