‘Low budget’ smartphone to make WhatsApp video call

‘Low budget’ smartphone to make WhatsApp video call

‘Low budget’ smartphone to make WhatsApp video call


Facebook-owned instant message app, WhatsApp says it will allows low budget smartphone users to enjoy its WhatsApp video call service.

WhatsApp wants everyone to have the service “meant for everyone and every type of phone” and will be available to its over one billion users worldwide on iOS, Android and Windows Mobile operating system.

This is an improved addition to the products such as messaging, Group Chat and voice calling which customers have long been enjoying on WhaptsApp, the company said

A mobile phone user looking at the screen of his smartphone
A mobile phone user seen in photo touching the screen of his smartphone

“Our goal at WhatsApp has always been to help as many people as possible stay in touch with friends, family, and others they care about. That means making a product that’s simple, easy to use, and accessible no matter where you are.

“We started with messaging and Group Chat. Then we added voice calling. And we did it in a way that works across thousands of device and platform combinations all over the world”

“Today we’re excited to announce the next step in our efforts to connect people – WhatsApp video calling. In the coming days, WhatsApp’s more than one billion users can make video calls across Android, iPhone, and Windows Phone devices”, the company said in a blog post to announce its latest innovation.

“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,” WhatsApp says.

WhatsApp says it is excited to finally offer this feature to the world having been inundated with such request from users over the years and promised to keep improving the app on a daily basis.


Donatus Anichukwueze Technology Writer at Technology Times Media e-mail: donatus.anichukwueze@technologytimes.ng

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