WhatsApp New Year outage questions possible video call feature as several entries have circulated leaked info that the messaging platform intends to integrate video calls.
WhatsApp is one of the best known messaging platforms and services in the world. Since its launch in 2009, the messaging service has grown in popularity at an impressive pace. WhatsApp mobile app (where the vast majority of WhatsApp users are to be found) has been downloaded millions of times.
Now, the messaging platform counts a little over one billion users. WhatsApp is leading the market. As a wild success story, the biggest players in the arena quickly became interested. As such, WhatsApp messaging platform sold for 16 billion dollars last year in February. To no surprise, it was Facebook that was most drawn to WhatsApp’s popularity. Although Facebook also harbors its house-bred messaging application, Messenger, WhatsApp’s user database exceeds that of Facebook Messenger.
Could it be then that the messaging platform that has become part of everyday life is looking at yet another change and upgrade? WhatsApp New Year outage questions possible video call feature as some reports state the outage may have had a double-factor cause. One: an overcharged network, which is not unheard of on New Year. Two: testing a video call feature soon to be integrated with WhatsApp.
The video call feature would be integrated with the iOS WhatsApp mobile application. The latest round of leaks suggest that it is the iOS 188.8.131.52 WhatsApp mobile application that would soon host video calling. The source of the rumor mill in this case comes from Germany. According to the screenshots posted on the German website, the whole rumor looks like it’s about to become reality soon.
The screenshots of WhatsApp video call feature have been sneaked out of the company. Nonetheless, they are good news both for WhatsApp and for the extensive user database. The messaging application might just overturn things for Skype.
Considering the extensive user database of WhatsApp, the fairly limited amount of resources the mobile application eats up compared to Skype and the fact that it’s already a favorite for messaging as such, the cards are looking well.
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