WhatsApp's latest update adds video-call feature

WhatsApp's users will be able to chat with and see their contacts through  video calls.
WhatsApp's users will be able to chat with and see their contacts through  video calls. PHOTO: WHATSAPP
WhatsApp's users will be able to chat with and see their contacts through  video calls.
WhatsApp's users will be able to chat with and see their contacts through  video calls. PHOTO: WHATSAPP
WhatsApp's users will be able to chat with and see their contacts through  video calls.
WhatsApp's users will be able to chat with and see their contacts through  video calls. PHOTO: WHATSAPP

SINGAPORE - Users of messaging app WhatsApp will soon be able to make video calls, once they upgrade the app in an update that will roll out globally over the next few days.

WhatsApp's over one billion users across all three smartphone platforms - Android, iOS and Windows - will be able to chat with and see their contacts through the video platform.

When the feature is added, users can open up an existing message thread and tap the phone icon to bring up a list of two options: voice call or video call. Selecting the video call option will prompt a video call.

The feature was first introduced in beta for some WhatsApp users in October. Singapore users can update their WhatsApp app over the next few days through their respective devices' app store to start using the video-call feature.