”Today we’re excited to announce the next step in our efforts to connect people – WhatsApp video calling. In the coming days, WhatsApp’s more than one billion users can make video calls across Android, iPhone, and Windows Phone devices,” announced the firm.
The firm early this year started end-to-end encryption of its chats and voice calls after calls among industry players and consumers on safeguarding user data by corporations away from government access. The firm added that it was making sure both voice and video calls will work well on low-end phones.
Launched in 2009, WhatsApp operates independently from Facebook which acquired it in 2014 but only uses Facebook’s servers and bandwidth globally to support its services even though Facebook began encroaching on WhatsApp user data.