Back in May, WhatsApp briefly added video calling, but it was never rolled out to everyone. Six months later, WhatsApp is finally ready to make video calling available for everyone. The feature is rolling out to Android devices in the coming days along with support for GIFs.
To use video calling, simply open a chat and tap the phone icon. You can choose a voice-only or video call. The video call screen looks like what you’d expect. With over a billion users, this is a pretty big deal for WhatsApp. If anything can make video calling more mainstream, it’s the most popular messaging app in the world.
Users can also share GIFs in conversations now. The GIFs come from the vast Giphy library, and users can crop, edit, and add captions to the GIFs. Users can also star their favorite GIFs for easy access. Like video calling, this feature is rolling out over the coming days.