My Thoughts on Technology and Jamaica: How WhatsApp Video Calling matches Messenger and Beats Snapchat and Skype


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

How WhatsApp Video Calling matches Messenger and Beats Snapchat and Skype

“We're introducing this feature because we know that sometimes voice and text just aren't enough. And we want to make these features available to everyone, not just those who can afford the most expensive new phones or live in countries with the best cellular networks”

WhatsApp said in a blog post on Monday November 15th 2016

WhatsApp fans it's finally happened, WhatsApp has finally gone supersonic.

On Monday November 15th 2016, WhatsApp had rolled out video calling as reported in the article “WhatsApp launches video-chat challenger to FaceTime, Skype”, published November 14, 2016 by Steven Musil, CNET News.
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Announced on WhatsApp blog in an article entitled “WhatsApp Video Calling” the feature will be rolled out gradually to their 1 billion users worldwide, allowing Android, iPhone and Windows devices to video chat seamlessly.

It's also a follow on the WhatsApp's launch of Voice calling back in April 2015 as noted in my blog article entitled “@WhatApp Voice Calling comes to Version 2.12.1 - How Wi-Fi Calling by Proxy coming to Jamaica with Features to Boot”.

To place a video call, use the following procedure:

1.      Open a chat
2.      Click the phone icon
3.      Choose the video call option in the menu
4.      Start talking

So with this rolled out, Facebook is now on par with Skype and Snapchat and Facebook Messenger, which already has video chat as detailed in my blog article entitled “Why Facebook Messenger Free Video Calling beats Meerkat, Periscope” and WhatsApp sealing their eventual dominance in this aspect of Mobile Social Media, with their 1 billion strong users.

Now if only FLOW Jamaica and Digicel could launch unlimited Data plans as dreamed up in my Geezam blog article entitled “FLOW Jamaica’s 2 Day 100MB and 3Gb plans coming as Unlimited Plans beckon”  we Jamaicans wouldn't have to loiter around free Wi-Fi hotspots all the time!!

 Here's the link

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