Initiating a video call from WhatsApp is simple. Open the app and open a chat with one of your contacts. Tap the video camera icon in the top right to place the call. A new screen will open up with options to rotate the video, end the call and mute the sound.
If you are an avid WhatsApp user, you will be pleased to know that the popular messaging service has updated its app to work with Siri. With iOS 10, Apple opened up some of its apps to third party developers, allowing their apps to be accessed directly from native apps like Maps and Siri, thereby streamlining tasks such as ordering an Uber, reserving a table, sending a message, etc. WhatsApp is among the early adopters, which include other popular apps such as Uber, Lyft, Skype and OpenTable among others.
WhatsApp and Facebook claim that sharing your phone number will help Facebook improve your experience by offering more relevant ad content, making better friend suggestions and more. While this may be true, it may also lead to businesses getting a hold of your phone number. At some point you will open up WhatsApp and be presented with the new Terms & Conditions (it may not come up the next time you open it, it might have to update, then it will pop up the next time). Once you accept you will have 30 days to opt out of it sharing your phone number. To opt out, follow these steps:
"By coordinating more with Facebook, we’ll be able to do things like track basic metrics about how often people use our services and better fight spam on WhatsApp. And by connecting your phone number with Facebook’s systems, Facebook can offer better friend suggestions and show you more relevant ads if you have an account with them."
WhatsApp is a free cross-platform messaging service that uses the internet to send messages and make phone calls to other WhatsApp users, regardless of where they are or what device they are using, provided they are connected to the internet. The primary advantage of WhatsApp is that messaging and calling over Wi-Fi is free (aside from whatever you pay for your own internet service, if that happens to be what you are connecting through).