New Delhi, May 2: Whatsapp, the world’s number one insta messaging service app, will soon be introducing group video calling feature and stickers for its users globally. Facebook has confirmed this news in its recently held annual F8 conference in San Jose California. Currently, the messaging app has one to one voice and video calls. In past reports were coming about this but there was no official confirmation regarding this.
How will group video calling feature work:
According to company demonstration, the new group video calling feature will allow up to four group members to join a video call. However, more details on this new feature are not available. During the conference, Facebook also announced that WhatsApp now has over 450 million daily users who are making over 2 billion minutes of video and audio calls on the app. To woo more users, WhatsApp is also adding stickers as it will allow people to experiment with the different emotions.
Whatsapp has its own list emojis and also allow users to share GIFs on the platform. During the conference, WhatsApp also talked about monetizing its free business app. In the app it allows brands to create an account and do business. The messaging app will now start charging major companies for using its business services.
Since February 2014 when Facebook acquired WhatsApp, several changes have been made to the messaging app. In some of the major changes, WhatsApp had removed the yearly subscription fees and made the messaging service completely free. WhatsApp has crossed the three billion user milestone globally with the addition of 100 million users in last five months.
Apart from this, Facebook also made some major announcements. Facebook will soon be introducing a new dating feature, which will be built within the main Facebook app itself and Instagram will also get a new video chat feature.