Following extensive testing and phased roll out, leading messaging app WhatsApp today officially announced the launch of its latest feature which is WhatsApp video calling. In a statement made available to TechCity, WhatsApp said over the next couple of days, its over one billion users will be able to make video calls across iOS, Windows and Android platforms.

“We’re introducing this feature because we know that sometimes voice and text just aren’t enough. There’s no substitute for watching your grandchild take her first steps, or seeing your daughter’s face while she’s studying abroad. And we want to make these features available to everyone, not just those who can afford the most expensive new phones or live in countries with the best cellular networks,” the company said in a statement.

“Over the years we’ve received many requests from our users for video calling, and we’re excited to finally offer this feature to the world. Thank you for using WhatsApp and we promise to keep working hard every day to improve the service.”

WhatsApp said its goal is to help as many people as possible stay in touch with friends, family, and others they care about. That means making a product that’s simple, easy to use, and accessible no matter where you are.