Whatsapp Voice Calling is Now Available for Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry
We have had Hangouts and we have had Facebook Messenger, we have had LINE and we have had Tango, and countless other apps that let us make voice calls to our friends over the internet. However, despite being at the cornerstone of smartphone based chatting, Whatsapp has been the one app that has been at bay from VOIP.
All that is changing now; well, “now” would be a word better suited to the smartphone users who don’t use iOS – at least for now.
Whatsapp Voice Calling feature has been launched by the developers!
You might think that I am just repeating an old news from a couple of days ago, but there is a big difference. Previously, the feature was somehow available to some of the users and once you got a call from another user, your app would automatically start allowing you to make voice calls.
Now, it is official. An update has been shared on Play Store which cordially invites you to Whatsapp voice calling on any and all Android devices. However, it is not just the Android devices that have the feature, even Blackberry and Windows Phone has it.
The update, numbered 2.12.5, can also be downloaded from their official website at whatsapp.com/android – in case you cannot find it on the Play Store.
While the current reviews suggest that the voice call quality is average at the moment, it is bound to improve with a few more updates.
That being said, once you have downloaded the update your app will give you a separate section for all the calls you have made just like it does with all the chats you have on your phone. In there, you will be able to browse the call history and or call someone from your friend list. Lastly, a separate button for call will also be available to you on the top side of the screen.
Sadly, the iOS version of the messenger has not received any update at the time or writing. I guess iPhone users will have to sit and wait while everyone else parties with Whatsapp voice calling!