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WhatsApp launches video calling

Facebook today announces that they had launched the most promising feature that everyone has been waiting for quite a long time which is video call.

The main objective is to replace Apple’s FaceTime technology that only can be use in Apple’s products. The Facebook-owned chat service WhatsApp is officially launching video calling for its over 1 billion users worldwide on iOS, Android and Windows Phone. Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg announce the news in his Facebook’s news feed today.

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To use the new feature, WhatsApp users can hit the call button in the top right corner of a conversation, which will bring up an overlaid interstitial asking if you want to voice or video call the friend or family member you’re chatting with. To kick off the video call, you simply select the “video call” option from this screen.

During the call itself, you can switch between the forward-facing and rear camera, mute the call or press the red button to hang up.

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Personally I have try the video calling, so far it looks very stable and smart enough to adjust the resolution according to the network connectivity bandwidth.