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WhatsApp to offer free video calling

It's a game-changing update.


Brianna Holt


Published Nov 15, 2016   Updated May 25, 2021, 2:12 pm CDT

WhatsApp just got even better.

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The popular app that offers free, encrypted messaging to people all over the world is finally implementing free video calling.

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Users will be able to hold one-on-one video calls in addition to voice calls and texts. 

“There’s no substitute for watching your grandchild take her first steps, or seeing your daughter’s face while she’s studying abroad. 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,” said WhatsApp via blog

The feature will not allow for more than two users at a time—though according to Forbes, the video calls will work across platforms unlike, say, FaceTime.

WhatsApp has not announced a specific day for release. Be on the lookout for the update coming very soon to iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone

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*First Published: Nov 15, 2016, 10:11 pm CST