NEW YORK – Popular messenger application WhatsApp has finally revealed the plans regarding its much anticipated video calling feature which will be rolled out in near future.

According to a statement posted on official WhatsApp blog, video calling feature would be available to one billion users in coming days.

‘Today we’re excited to announce the next step in our efforts to connect people – WhatsApp video calling. In the coming days, WhatsApp’s more than one billion users can make video calls across Android, iPhone, and Windows Phone devices’ read the statement.

One of the biggest advantages that video calling on WhatsApp has is that it is cross-platform as opposed to its rival Apple’s FaceTime which works on just iOS devices additionally video calls made through WhatsApp are fully encrypted.

The latest addition to messenger application would definitely pose a threat to its rivals including Skype and Facetime which are otherwise generating hefty revenue out of the video calling feature.