Recently Google has started rolling out integrated video calling ViLTE feature for Android devices, It stands for Video over LTE. It’s an extension of VoLTE, Which enhances voice services with a high quality video channel. ViLTE is a conversational, that is person-to-person video service, which is based on the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) core network. But this new feature is currently supported for first-generation Pixel, Android One, Nexus devices, and it will also be available on Pixel 2 phones.
You can now start a video call directly from where you call or text message your friends, through your Phone, Contacts, and Android Messages apps. Later this year, Google will also add the ability to upgrade an ongoing voice call to video with just a tap. Google clears that users will have to run the latest versions of the Phone (v13.0), Contacts (v2.1), and Android Messages (v2.6) app to support the feature. The new video call feature will be currently visible to users running Android 7.0 Nougat and above – Google notes the integration is only applicable for those manufacturers that have made video calling available to users.
How to make ViLTE calls?
Open your contacts and select video call from from a contact. If you and the person you’re video calling are on a carrier that supports ViLTE video calling, your video calls will be routed through the carrier’s ViLTE service. If not, you can use Google Duo. It will connect your video call to anyone with the app installed. ViLTE feature currently works on Android One, Pixel and Nexus devices, but Google had planned to roll this feature to other android devices through Google Duo.
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