WhatsApp Testing New Video Avatar Calling Feature in Latest Beta Update

WhatsApp Testing New Video Avatar Calling Feature in Latest Beta Update

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WhatsApp, the popular messaging app owned Meta, is reportedly testing a new beta update for Android (version that introduces a new feature called Video Avatar Calling. This feature will allow users to utilize their WhatsApp Avatars during video calls, adding a fun and interactive element to their conversations.

Last year, WhatsApp introduced the ability to send and create Avatars, which are personalized cartoon-like representations of users, enhancing the overall messaging experience. With the new Video Avatar Calling feature, users can now showcase their Avatars while engaging in video calls with friends and family.

One important thing to note is that using avatars during video calls will not compromise the end-to-end encryption that WhatsApp is known for, ensuring user safety and privacy. However, it should be noted that some data may be used Meta for the purpose of improving the avatar experience.

WhatsApp is also working on avatar reactions for Status updates, which could be beneficial once WhatsApp’s rumored Meta Quest support is implemented. Additionally, this feature aligns with the capabilities already available in other Meta-owned platforms, such as Instagram and Messenger, where users can also utilize their avatars during video calls.

Moreover, Zoom, a popular video conferencing platform, also allows users to use animated avatars during their video calls, further showcasing the rising trend of incorporating avatars into digital communication.

Currently, WhatsApp supports group video calls with up to 32 participants, although only 15 people can be simultaneously initiated in the call. With the addition of the Video Avatar Calling feature, WhatsApp aims to make video calls more engaging and enjoyable for its users.

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– Avatars: Cartoon-like representations of users used for personalization and engagement in digital communication platforms.
– Meta: The parent company of WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger, among others, formerly known as Facebook.