WhatsApp Videotelefonie – Android users from Messenger WhatsApp can look forward. With an update, it will be much more convenient to have video calls. A video chat can be started directly via the application using a new button.
WhatsApp: New button for video chat
Video calls via WhatsApp have been possible since November 2016. According to media reports, about 55 million video calls are conducted daily via the messenger. Videotelefonate are free of charge.
WhatsApp has updated the user interface with a new icon. As reported by Phonearena, it is now easier for all Android users to use the video chat. The user interface was completed by an update with a dedicated video call button.
New button for video chats
With a dedicated video call button, a video chat can be started by simply hinting at the display. The new camera icon is located at the top of the screen, next to the phone. Of course, video calls are also protected by end-to-end encryption against third-party access. Even developers can not listen to calls made. Although free, users should pay attention to their data consumption, because this is much higher than with audio calls.
In a recent beta version of WhatsApp, there is a hint that chats can be pinned up in the near future. Advantage: The chat can be found quickly, even if long no communication was led. A pinned chat always comes first.