The internet was abuzz today with reports of messaging app WhatsApp announcing video calling soon.
According to leaks reported by German website Macerkopf, the company might bring out the WhatsApp Video call feature out soon. WhatsApp is the world’s largest messaging app, with a 900 million monthly active users. With other messaging services like Facebook Messenger introducing calling service, and Skype introducing their mobile app version, it was a much needed move by WhatsApp to compete with the rest.
WhatsApp began in Mountain View, California, founded by Brian Acton and Jan Koum, both former employees of Yahoo! The company was bought over by Facebook for approximately 16 billion US$ in 2014.
WhatsApp has been hugely popular in Asia in the last few years, primarily because of expensive text messaging services. The WhatsApp Video call feature could be a huge hit, and might be WhatsApp biggest game changer in the last few years.