The Video Calling Feature of WhatsApp spotted in Android Beta Update

The WhatsApp beta for Android update (v2.16.80) through Google Play beta testing program shows Video calling feature, but it is not functioning yet. It has been rolled out in phases by the Facebook owned messaging service. It’s being implemented via an invite-based procedure before rolling this update to the smartphone users. It’s under investigation, how this time the company is going to implement the plans.


With the introduction of video calling feature in the non-functional form, the WhatsApp interface sees no major difference. It can be accessed via call button while the conversation is on and the user has the choice to choose between audio or video call.

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If you make a video call, you will be prompted with a message saying “Couldn’t place call. Video Calling is unavailable at this time.” The same message is being displayed when both the caller and the receiver are using v2.16.80 of the WhatsApp beta for Android. This version can also be downloaded via APK Mirror.

In the recent past, rumour has been spread that WhatsApp Video Calling has been rolled out. But if you try using this feature, the “Couldn’t place call” prompt could be seen. It’s so because the feature is still in Beta version and the world’s most popular and powerful instant messaging app slowly and steadily expanding its new feature for the set of users.

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The company has rolled several updates such as document sharing, text formatting and many more in the recent years. WhatsApp is expected to soon receive the ‘call back’ feature without opening the app that will allow the users to call back the user, whose call they missed. The company may also get the voice mailing feature in which the user can record the voice mails and send it to others. There is also rumors of .zip file sharing feature for the messaging app. Earlier this week, the company released its first desktop app only for Windows and OS X users in non-browser form.

So do think this initiative by WhatsApp will be welcomed globally? Are you eager to make a video call on WhatsApp? Then cross your fingers and wait still the full version of the Video Calling feature is being rolled by the Social Media giant. To test the video calling feature now move here at the Google Play Store.

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