WhatsApp will dispatch video calling service on its application, a move that will help the prevalent informing stage contend with any semblance of Skype, Apple's FaceTime and recently launched Google Duo.
The new element will be taken off to WhatsApp's more than one billion clients throughout the following few days.
"This has been in progress for quite a while and we are happy that we are propelling the administration from India, which has our biggest userbase. Like voice calls, video calls are additionally going to be progressive i.e. contingent upon the nature of system, the video will conform as needs be," WhatsApp Head of Business Neeraj Arora said.
He included that like content and voice calling highlights, video calls will likewise be scrambled end-to-end to guarantee security and protection of its clients.
"With the new upgrade, clients basically can pick between a voice or a video call and proceed with the call," he said.
Arora did not give any appraisals about the volume of video calls WhatsApp hopes to encourage in the coming days.
In June, WhatsApp had reported that its stage saw more than 100 million voice calls are made each day.
"In accordance with the client base, India is a standout amongst the most dynamic voice calling nations for us," he included.
Facebook-possessed WhatsApp has practically turned into the default informing application for individuals in nations like India and Brazil.
It contends with any semblance of Hike, Viber and Line in India, which has 160 million WhatsApp clients.
With the video calling highlight, it will now contend head-on with video calling well known applications like Microsoft's Skype and Apple's FaceTime.
Prior this year, tech goliath Google had propelled Allo (informing application) and Duo (video calling application) to take advantage of the blasting interchanges application showcase.
Asked how the organization will separate WhatsApp's offerings from Facebook's Messenger application, Arora said the utilization instances of both applications are distinctive.
"While Facebook associates you to individuals in your companion list, WhatsApp gives you a chance to converse with the contact list on your telephone. There are a great deal of new things that Messenger is chipping away at like bots. We have our own offerings," he said.