Last month, WhatsApp re-introduced video calling to its beta testing platform, this came after it was yanked off the first time with irregularities cited as the major cause but WhatsApp video is back.
Suggested read; Say hello to WhatsApp video calls
It seems the engineers finally cracked the code as the video calling version of the app has been released generally for everybody.
According to the blog post detailing the announcement,
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.
I tested out the WhatsApp video call with other users to see if there was any improvement to the features, but all the former bugs and issues mentioned earlier are still in the released version; bad connections and video static are still marring the experience.
The good news here is that WhatsApp video is available for everybody, the salty part of the tale is that it is not yet available on the Google Playstore for Nigeria.
If you own a smartphone running Android OS 2.1 or above and an active data plan here is how you can get an official updated version of WhatsApp on your smartphone;
- Go to the official WhatsApp Android download page,
- Click the “Download Now” link,
- Wait for the apk file to download then click install.
This simple step bypasses the Google Android Store to give a universal updated version of the application.
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