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Hike Messenger for Android Rolls Out Video Calling Feature

Hike Messenger has rolled out the hike messenger video calling feature as an update for its Android OS users. However, the company launched its beta version way back in September itself. The beta version was distributed only among a selected users as all do.

After successful implementation, now the company has decided to release the same version formally to all its Android OS smartphone users.

Hike messenger video calling android apps will be made available to the users soon. However, the company has not yet officially announced the date of launch. Hence it is still the expectation and pending for the release.

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Hike competitors such as Facebook, Viber, Skype, WhatsApp, and Instagram has already on the way to launch the live video calling app.

The Hike team stated that the video call app would enable the user to experience simple, reliable and high quality.

It features a single tap button that is intended for chat threads with friends. The developers expressed their confidence that the app works even under challenging network conditions which include 2G with good quality.

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Another feature of Hike Messenger is the ‘Live Caller Preview.’ This feature will give the user a chance to preview before they answer a live video call. This feature adds an extra benefit for video calling.

Founder and CEO of Hike Messenger, Mr. Kavin Bharti Mittal has said that the company is excited to this feature into the market so quickly.

The company is a with a slogan “India’s sight and sound market.” In to-day’s conditions, the messenger’s app with video calling has a significant impact on people who communicate.

The Hike video calling app update is immediately available to all the Android mobile users. Soon the iOS users can enjoy the app. Hike Messenger is India’s homegrown the messaging platform.

WhatsApp Video Call Feature Made its debut on Windows Platform First

Whatsapp video call feature Rolls out on Windows 

WhatsApp, one of the major applications which get updates very frequently and many new features are pushed as a part of it. The app has updated its public group features in its previous update.  This Facebook-owned app also updated with new camera improvement as well. But the thing is that the update has limited to Android OS alone. Now, the latest Whatsapp video call feature which the company has released has rolled out on the Windows platform.

Undoubtedly, it is video call feature which is one of the much-anticipated features for a long time. Surprisingly, the company has pushed the new feature to Windows, instead of Android. WhatsApp for Windows Phone enables the new video call feature by default.

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The developers of the app pushed the 2.16.260 beta update for windows, and it seems like the video call feature was readily available for users. Usage of the feature is made easy by just a click on the menu to make a video call within the contact list. The app not only shows the option for the voice call but also provides an option to make a video call from the same menu.

Another alternative way is to click on the contact and view more details another option of making a video is also available for users. For easy access, the video calling feature is baked right into the app.

The feature works as simple as a voice call connecting user on the other end by just a tap. History of all calls will be shown together in call history and notifications will be popped out just like when you miss a voice call.

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Considering the fact that releasing this feature on Windows platform first may become an issue for other platforms where the majority of users are on Android platform. However, WhatsApp is good at releasing updates very faster and is expected the feature may hit other platforms soon.

Whatsapp ‘Mentions’ are Live with 2.16.272 Beta Version, Video Calling Coming Soon

Long back in September 2009, Facebook and Twitter came with Mentions. Later this ‘Mentions’ has been updated to the maximum of all Social Networking sites including LinkedIn to enable the interaction easy and effective to the convenience of users.

Now, to your surprise, Whatsapp Messenger also joins the list. These mentions are live to the Whatsapp users with the recent new Andriod Beta Update. This Mentions feature is available with the Whatsapp Beta version 2.16.272.

The Mention feature (@) enables to quote a specific person in the groups. By using ‘@’ symbol, we get a list of all the people who are present in that particular group. We can choose even a specific person by his starting letter of the user and text him back while in the group. One-to-One chats do not support this feature as only one person will only be present in the conversation.

Whatsapp Will Read Out Your Messages Soon

As Facebook has acquires Whatsapp in October 2014, Whatsapp has been getting updated with many new features. Formatted text in Whatsapp like Bold (*text*), Italic (_text_) and strikethrough (~text~) were introduced features. These features work even after mentioning a person in the message.

Reply/Quote option has made live recently to reply to a specific message. By holding on the message and a tap on the reply symbol, you can quote; that specific message will be embedded into the text box.

The most interestingly long rumoured upcoming “Video Calling” feature is suggested first on i0S and then to the Android users. This Whatsapp Video Calling feature will be available to Window Phone users along with i0S and Andriod users.

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Well, the Video Calling feature may go live soon, but the date was not yet confirmed.

Google recently has tasted success with Google Duo. May be after some improvements, it is forecasted that Group video calling feature may also be live in future by Google.

We can’t expect Whatsapp Messenger with Video Calling feature as it doesn’t have a group calling feature like Facebook Messenger.

Duo, Google’s new video chatting App is out

Google introduced two new apps for communication at I/O developer conference, back in May. ‘Allo’ for text messaging and ‘Duo’ for video calling. It seems Allo is more interesting than Duo. Allo makes use of the intelligent Google Assistant bot, but Duo is out first. Google hopes it’ll withstand among swam of apps. Laser focus provides a high-quality mobile experience. The app is out for both iPhone and Android phones.

Designed to be 1-to-1 video chat, a client without all the complications and baggage of hangouts. The app is based on phone number, and users can chat with anyone on their contact list that has Duo. Out of the gate, Duo runs on both Android and iOS. The operation of the app is quite simple with just one tap to start a call. A user will be able to see a live video of the caller before answering the incoming call. Google named it ‘knock knock’ and users can turn it off, iOS users don’t have access to see Knock Knock previews unless the app gets open.

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“The genesis of Duo was we really saw a gap when it came to video calling, We heard lots of [user] frustration, which led to a lack of use, but we also heard a lot of desire and interest as well.” Said Nick Fox, Google VP of communications products.  Google uses a QUIC protocol in Duo which ensures a better video quality when compared to other video chat services. Duo has an option to flip over to mobile data when a poor WiFi quality is detected. Google says Duo is available for download now in few countries and will be out worldwide sooner. Duo is being billed as a more reliable and simpler way to see family and friends as you talk to them.


WhatsApp To Switch On Video Calling For Android beta Users And An Update Feature For Document Sharing

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We have a broad range of apps for Video Calling. But very soon WhatsApp is going to compete with all above video calling applications such as Viber, Skype, etc.

WhatsApp plans to set out access to video calling function, but the App gives access to the beta version.

WhatsApp beta version v2.16.80 for Android devices is now available for download. As of now the app is just available to beta testers from Google play beta testing program.

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After downloading the video call option, the beta users get a choice for voice and video call on clicking the calling button whereas the app greets with a message saying ‘couldn’t place call.’

The video calling feature is currently available on Viber, Snapchat, Facebook, Messenger, Hangouts, KakaoTalk and one of the best options for video calling “SKYPE.”

But the feature of video calling comparatively will be a revolutionary in many ways. Today WhatsApp claimed an end to end encryption and given with obsession for privacy. The same encryption privacy is provided to video calling feature. And also does WhatsApp supports in the group is another big question.

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Earlier, rumors spread on WhatsApp will work on a callback feature and voice mail support. WhatsApp clearly indicated that it wants more enterprises and business on board.

Also launches Document Sharing Feature

Document sharing feature added on May 13th let you send files and allowed to download the standalone app for both Mac and Windows. The Facebook-owned company allowed users to access the messaging app on their desktop, but now the standalone app lets users enjoy the platform on Windows or Mac, regardless of the browsers.

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