WhatsApp will feature video calls




Members world’s most popular messenger WhatsApp long time waiting for the developers implement the promised function of voice calls . Last year, CEO Yang Koumi said that it will appear in the first quarter of 2015, that is, the wait is long. But, apparently, is not the only function that allows creators of the service will expand the audience.


According to the resource Maktechblog, WhatsApp developers plan to implement video calls in the application. This is evidenced by the internal code of the messenger. The final assembly of WhatsApp for iPhone developers discovered parameter «Call via Skype», meaning the possibility of a program function video calls via Skype. Developers of service bought last year for $ Facebook 19 billion, declined to comment.

Messenger himself, meanwhile, continues to gain popularity. In August, the number of active users WhatsApp was 600 million. Since then, this value rose by another 100 million, reached in January mark of 700 million people .

In the United States the number of users grows WhatsApp not the fastest pace that leaves room for future growth. According to the head of the service, users of the application are sent every day more than 30 billion messages, which is equivalent to more than four messages per inhabitant of the planet.


The creator of a competing service Telegram Pavel Durov previously accused of copying WhatsApp. According to him, the appearance of encryption messenger – is “a continuation of the trend of trying to follow his application. “After us they increased the maximum size of the video, and the maximum size of groups (although never caught on these parameters), added status prochitanogo now kind of encryption. Predict the web version, yuzerneym, cloudiness and self-destruct timer in WhatsApp », – said the former head of” VKontakte “.

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