WhatsApp Calling Comes To iOS
WhatsApp is adamant on making people jobless. It put a hiccup to Facebook Messenger when it made chats easier, with pictures being sent on the fly. It then recently brought a lot of VoIP apps like Viber, Tango and Skype to their toes when it introduced the calling feature recently to Android.
WhatsApp now uses a standard Wi-Fi connection to enable free calls. Android users were happily flaunting their free WhatsApp calls in front of Apple users, but the feature is now being rolled out to iOS users as well.
“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,” reads the WhatsApp Messenger description for iPhone.
The feature, which has been branded as WhatsApp Calling, is available on Apple iTunes and while the app was updated in phones, the Calling feature was still disabled. That means it will be completely live to all users by the next few weeks.
VoIP calling is not a new concept, as Skype is built on the technology. VoIP calls are also of much better quality when compared to normal voice calls, or at least that is how WhatsApp Calling feature in Android sounds. It is widely being speculated that with WhatsApp’s integration of the feature will lead to other competitors shift their goals as well as a change in the calling behavior over the Internet.