WhatsApp brings support for switching between Voice and Video Calls on Windows Phone

The Android version already had this feature but iOS users still don't!

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WhatsApp, one of the most widely used instant messaging apps has been releasing new and new features for all the smartphone platforms to enhance the user experience. Now, it has released a new update for its Windows Phone users, which will let them switch between voice and video during an ongoing call. According to a tweet by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp has put up two versions of their app – 2.18.16 and 2.18.18 in the Windows Store. Users who have already updated their apps will now be able to utilise this feature.

This feature might be new for Windows Phone users, however, for Android users, this has become an old news as they have had this for some time now. Interestingly, iPhone users are still waiting for the same. This is quite a nifty feature. If someone during a voice call wants to show something, they don’t need to disconnect the call and make a video call, they can instantly shift between the two in the same call with this new feature.

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Recently WhatsApp announced that it was discontinuing support for the Windows Phone 8.0 operating system. However, the company has been super active in adding new features to the platform. This is really interesting as it shows how much committed the developers are towards the community, even when the software owner (Microsoft in this case) has almost discontinued support for the platform.