WhatsApp has launched video calling and because everyone you know and love uses the app in India, it could be a game-changer. New voices Ketan and Abhinav join host Pranay for this episode of Orbital.
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We discuss whether WhatsApp video calling works well in India and its implications for the country. It’s obvious that the country’s most popular chat app, with over 160 million monthly active users adding a major feature is big news.
(Also see: How to Get WhatsApp Video Calling Right Now)
However the ground reality is that Internet speeds are still very slow in several parts of the country. We talk about how much data WhatsApp video calling uses and whether it works well on slow Internet connections. We compare the app with FaceTime, Skype, and Google Duo, and discuss the pros and cons of each.
(Also see: Eight WhatsApp Features That Would Make 160 Million Indians Very Happy)
Abhinav talks about his favourite feature of WhatsApp, which isn’t as big a feature as one would imagine. Ketan’s favourite feature is something everyone in India worries about. Abhinav then makes an excellent point about the rise of nonverbal communication in text messages. All of that and more in the podcast. Here’s how you can listen to it.
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