India has become the top country for video calling via WhatsApp messenger, with over 50 million video calling minutes per day.
The WhatsApp video calling feature was launched from India in November 2016 and rolled out globally to other countries.
According to the data provided by the Facebook-owned messaging app, a total of over 340 million video calling minutes are being recorded per day globally and users are making over 55 million video calls per day.
WhatsApp messenger currently has 200 million monthly active users in India.
The roll out of the video calling feature by WhatsApp enabled more than 1.2 billion monthly active users globally to make video calls across Android, iPhone and Windows devices.
The global launch event was attended by Neeraj Arora, Head of Business, WhatsApp and Manpreet Singh, Product Lead, WhatsApp, in New Delhi.
“We are constantly working to improve WhatsApp and expanding the boundaries with focus on quality and we do not look at the competition,” Arora had told reporters.
WhatsApp messenger is available in more than 50 different languages around the world and in 10 Indian languages.
With the video calling feature, WhatsApp is now competing with Microsoft-owned Skype and Google’s Duo.
WhatsApp started with messaging and Group Chat six years back and then added voice calling.