WhatsApp for Windows Phone Updated With Support for Quick Switch Between Voice and Video Call

WhatsApp has been consistently adding new features for all the mobile phone platforms. And in the latest update, the instant messaging application has added support for quick switch between voice and video call for Windows Phone users. WhatsApp has submitted two new versions of 2.18.16 and 2.18.18 in Windows Phone Store, and users whoever have already updated to these versions can see the quick switch button while on a voice on video calls.


This news is tweeted by popular WhatsApp blog WABetaInfo on Twitter as “WhatsApp has enabled the quick switch to video call for Windows Phone, in the 2.18.16 and 2.18.18 versions.”

For the unaware, WhatsApp has already implemented this feature for Android users, but the feature is yet to make its way onto Apple iPhones. The Quick Switch button allows users to quickly switch between a voice and video call.

For example, if you’re on a voice call and want to shift to a video call without ending the current call, you can do that easily with the quick switch button enabled on the latest versions. Earlier, users have to disconnect the current call and have to make a separate call, which used to be annoying, but it’s now a thing of past.

Even though WhatsApp has ended support for Windows Phone 8.0 platform, it’s actively adding new features for the Windows Phone 10 users. For the uninitiated, earlier this year WhatsApp has ended support for Windows Phone 8.0, BlackBerry OS, and BlackBerry 10 platforms. Also, the Facebook-owned company said that it would be ending support for various other platforms including the Android 2.3.7 on February 1, 2020.

Going forward, WhatsApp will be releasing stickers and a standalone Business application to the Windows Phone users. Are you a Windows Phone user and have received the Quick Switch feature?

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February 5, 2018 12:53 am 12:53 AM

WhatsApp gained popularity when cost of SMS was high.
Now with 100 free SMS daily it is advisable to avoid WhatsApp.
After removing WhatsApp from your mobile, one feels the difference. You get better battery backup and a cleaner memory storage.
With present rates for voice calls, net and SMS it is pointless to use WhatsApp.

Sandeep Bansal
February 5, 2018 1:43 pm 1:43 PM

Well daily SMS limit is 100 & you can’t share any documents with SMS, so it’s as useless as Yahoo messenger…

February 4, 2018 10:52 pm 10:52 PM

I am a WP 10 user but haven’t received any update yet.

February 4, 2018 3:19 pm 3:19 PM

For the record, WhatsApp ended support for Windows Phone 8.0. However, it still supports Windows Phone 8.1 or later – not just Windows Phone 10. There are significant users of Windows Phone in continental Europe – especially in Germany. That’s the reason for Facebook still supporting WhatsApp on Windows Phone.