A new WhatsApp BETA version for Android devices came with the Video Calling option. Unfortunately, the feature was not active and it was removed during a later update. However, this is a clear sign that the full release of the Video Calling feature is approaching and we should expect it to be released for the BETA users sometime in the near future.
The Video Calling for WhatsApp has been in the works for quite a while, as a few months ago, some leaked screenshots have showcased a WhatsApp version on iOS with the Video Calling feature. Since it passed quite a while since then, we are pretty sure that this feature will make its way to the application, but as any new feature, it will be firstly available only on the BETA version of the application.
We remind you that in the past week, many users have reported that they have found a Video Call option in the chat interface of WhatsApp 2.16.80 BETA. We remind you that, in the past, the call button was taking you straight to the audio call, but in that version of the application, users could choose between video and audio. Unfortunately, the Video Calling option was inactive and users were not able to initiate Video Calls on WhatsApp.
However, the Video Calling feature was removed after a new WhatsApp update and this made us think that the developers are still working on this new option, but there are rumors which say that it should make its way to a new WhatsApp BETA version soon. The WhatsApp Video Calling feature is expected to be released for Android OS first, but it will be added to iOS, Windows Phone and Windows 10 Mobile soon after that.
Do you think that the Video Calling feature will be released soon for WhatsApp application?