WhatsApp, the world’s most used cross platform instant messaging app has evolved a lots since its availability. Also, the app was added with more features and functionalities after its acquisition by social media giant Facebook. In 2016, WhatsApp added video call functionality to their app but there was no update to that option until now. The new update which is now rolling out to the beta testers adds a button to swap to video while in an audio call.

If you are in an audio call and wanted to convert it into video call in WhatsApp, you couldn’t do it quickly. To do so, one has to hung up the audio call and make the video call which is really a tedious process. But, with this new quick switch button to video call does this job easily and quickly. Once you tap the button, a request will be sent to the receiver. If the other person accepts the request, then the audio call will automatically convert into video call.

As of now, this feature is available on WhatsApp beta version 2.18.1 or newer. And works on smartphones running Android 6.0 or higher. However, the quick switch button will make its way to the stable version soon.


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