Jan Koum, the co-founder of WhatsApp, has announced that the mobile messaging application will receive encrypted Video Calling feature next Monday.
Koum said that the team is obsessed to make sure that the Video and Voice calling features will work on low-end smartphones. We remind you that earlier this year, WhatsApp has received the end-to-end encryption for chat messages and audio calls.
Skype is one of the fierce rivals of WhatsApp, but according to some reports, the application owned by Microsoft has been criticized for its lack of full encryption. In other words, Skype is offering partial encryption, which means that there are still ways for hackers to see content of messages that you send via this service. On the other hand, FaceTime is offering end-to-end encryption, but this feature is available ONLY for devices that run on iOS.
We remind you that the Video Calling feature has been released recently for the WhatsApp application. This comes a few months after Google has released Duo, an application that allows you to make end-to-end encryption Video Calls.
It seems that more and more users are asking developers to integrate the encrypted service into their mobile applications. This means that we will most likely see this feature being added to other popular mobile messaging and video call applications sometime in the near future.
The encrypted WhatsApp Video Calling feature is expected to be released on an upcoming WhatsApp BETA version. It will be eventually added to the stable version of WhatsApp, but this will most likely take a few weeks.
WhatsApp: How To Install The Latest BETA Version On Your Android Device
You can download the latest WhatsApp BETA version directly from the official Android Store. To do this, you will firstly have to become a WhatsApp BETA Tester by opening this Google Play Store webpage and tapping on the “BECOME A TESTER” button. Finally, open the official Android Store, search for WhatsApp BETA and install it on your smartphone.
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