WhatsApp launches new interesting feature for users across the World
WhatsApp, the messaging app owned by Meta, is in the process of testing its latest beta update for Android, version 188.8.131.52. This update comes with an exciting feature known as Video Avatar Calling. Essentially, this feature allows users to incorporate their WhatsApp Avatars into video calls, adding an element of fun and personalization to their conversations.
It's worth noting that WhatsApp had previously introduced the capability to send and create Avatars, enhancing the conversational experience with a touch of creativity. The integration of Avatars into video calls, however, doesn't compromise the end-to-end encryption that WhatsApp is known for, ensuring that users' safety and privacy remain intact. While Meta does utilize some data for enhancing the avatar experience, this doesn't jeopardize the app's security measures.
In addition to avatar support for video calls, WhatsApp has also been exploring the implementation of avatar reactions for Status updates. These avatar-related enhancements align with the broader developments expected with WhatsApp's integration into the Meta ecosystem. This could potentially offer new possibilities once WhatsApp's rumored Meta Quest support materializes.
WhatsApp's move to incorporate avatars into video calls mirrors similar features in other Meta-owned platforms like Instagram and Messenger. These three messaging services often share common features, and the introduction of avatars in video calls further cements their synergy. Additionally, Zoom, a popular video conferencing platform, also allows users to employ animated avatars during video calls.
Currently, WhatsApp supports video calls with up to 32 participants in a group call, although the initiation of the call is limited to 15 people simultaneously. This feature provides users with ample flexibility for connecting with friends, family, or colleagues in both personal and professional settings