Here’s How to Get WhatsApp Calling on Your Android Device
The popular messaging app, WhatsApp, recently got a new feature that allowed users to make calls. Currently in beta, the feature is dubbed as WhatsApp Calling. It is an invite only feature and since last month, the company has been frequently closing and opening the beta window, according to reports.
For now, the beta window is closed meaning you can no longer test the feature. However, there is another way for you to get this un-released feature for your Android Device.
First you must make sure you have the latest build of WhatsApp installed on your phone. In order to get the latest version, you must visit the official WhatsApp website because the build isn’t yet live on Play Store. Head to the download page and get version 2.11.552.
Downloading the new version isn’t the difficult part. You will have to enable the calling feature which is going to be headache if another one of your contacts isn’t already using it.
Here’s how to enable it, you will have to ask a friend to call you or send you an invite for WhatsApp Calling. Now, obviously that is only possible if the other person has it enabled.
Users eager to use this feature went online to ask people for an invitation. This is extremely risky as there have been reports of people getting spam invites, which tricked them into downloading malicious software. Since WhatsApp is yet to officially say a word about it, some also believe that the feature is a hoax.
However, plethora of users who are saying the feature is actually working for them. I have decided to test things out myself and will update the article with the results. Hopefully, I will find a trusted friend with enabled WhatsApp Calling.
WhatsApp Calling will boost this app’s popularity even further. Life will become more difficult for apps like Viber, Line and more as they are direct competitors of WhatsApp.
Have to tried the new calling feature? Let us know how it went in the comments.