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.
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.
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.
Now it is live in Malaysia
Before that, you probably have to download your youtube video using an online youtube download site, of save your youtube video using windows application such as youtube downloader.
The feature was announced way back in 2014 but it tooks some time to go live in Malaysia.
You can’t save video while you are watching it
I have a tried on the youtube app on my IPhone IOS 9.1, it somehow designed it in such as way that you can’t save video if you are watching on it. This design surely has to be in this way because if the app allow you to download the video at the same times while you are streaming on it, it is definitely going to affect the network performance. But it looks like working fine with Android phone.
Default on WIFI, But you can do it with your 3G/LTE
By default you can only download the videos if you are connected to WIFI, but there is a setting somewhere in the youtube app can be turn ON so that you can download the videos too even with you 3G/LTE. I warned you!
Not all the videos can be downloaded
From what I noticed is that not all the video can be downloaded. I strongly believed that this has to be related to the copyright of the videos.
Once you downloaded those videos, you has to be connected to the internet at least within a range of 48 hours, or else those downloaded video will be automatically removed.
Finally, I tested and proved it, it is working on my phone!