It’s the first day of Facebook F8 developers’ conference and, as expected, the planet’s largest social media has produced a bunch of statements. Besides some large Facebook features like Clear History as well as the upcoming Dating profiles inside the Facebook program, CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg also announced a bunch of new features for other Facebook-owned services like WhatsApp.
WhatsApp, India’s favorite messaging app, is getting aid for group video calling, Zuckerberg announced during his opening keynote on Tuesday. The program will also get support for stickers “shortly”, the company later revealed via a blog article.
“Voice and video calling are very popular on WhatsApp, and we are eager to discuss that group calling will be coming in the months ahead. Stickers will also be coming to WhatsApp soon,” the post said.
The app will support third-party decals created by developers.
Zuckerberg also used the opportunity to show that WhatsApp’s Status feature is being used by over 450 million people worldwide. WhatsApp for Business, the recently introduced service targeting business, already has 3 million users worldwide, the Facebook CEO explained.
The business also revealed that more than 2 billion minutes of video and voice calls made on WhatsApp daily.