Android WhatsApp version has finally received voice calling feature at the end of March, and today after making a concrete effort to improve its features set and better compete with rivals in recent times, WhatsApp’s voice calling as is central to its push, given users the opportunity to communicate VoIP, WhatsApp’s territory extends into that of Viber, Microsoft-owned Skype and a number of others. WhatsApp voice calling has now been available for those in the ownership of an iPhone, thanks to the new update, which finally, join the party. Full details, alongside download links, can be found below.
You can download WhatsApp version 1.12.1, which is now available to all iPhone users, does include voice calls, but even if you boot up and install it right now, you may not be able to use it right away. It’s not yet completely active for each and every user, with a staggered roll-out planned according to the release notes, with that in mind be patient and wait for calling feature to be activated.
The calls are, completely free of charge and notably won’t be charged for the time spent chatting to your friends, work colleagues or assosiates. Where data is transmitted via your cellular Internet connection or WiFi, you may find the carrier limits on how many MB and gigabytes of data you use are reached more quickly. Point to be noted, is that do not make call over celluar, limit it to minimum, and ensure that you keep tabs on how much data is being downloaded at regular intervals.
However, the Facebook-owned messaging company says voice calls are going to be slowly rolled out “over the next several weeks”. App app may soon become the go-to service for those looking to converse in real time. The IM portion of the app has helped propel it to its current status among the elite in communicative apps, and with cross-platform network that encompasses Windows Phone as well. WP users will be hopping the same – for voice call support this side of Windows 10’s arrival.
With voice calling feature, WhatsApp also brings with it iOS 8 extension support, allowing you send photos or videos to your contacts from an app that supports the share sheet feature.
Key features are as follow, according to the App Store – WhatsApp update:
• WhatsApp Calling: Call your friends and family using WhatsApp for free, even if they’re in another country. WhatsApp calls use your phone’s Internet connection rather than your cellular plan’s voice minutes. Data charges may apply. Note: WhatsApp Calling is rolling out slowly over the next several weeks.
• iOS 8 share extension: Share photos, videos, and links right to WhatsApp from other apps.
• Quick camera button in chats: Now you can capture photos and videos, or quickly choose a recent camera roll photo or video.
• Edit your contacts right from WhatsApp.
• Send multiple videos at once and crop and rotate videos before sending them.
If you’re on iPhone, you can download WhatsApp 2.12.1 right now via the direct link below.
(Download: WhatsApp for iPhone on the App Store)