For a while now, We’ve been hearing rumors in the tech blogosphere about WhatsApp launching voice calling on its Android app. Before now, this feature was reserved for a selected few.Before now you needed to have an invite – (a call from a contact who had the feature enabled) – before you can start using WhatsApp voice call. But as at 2 days before this post, WhatsApp voice call feature appears to have rolled out to everyone running the latest version of the app; which, at the time of writing is 2.11.561 on Android.
The update is a server-side update so as long as you have had an up-to-date version installed for a while now, you won’t need to update again. As in the screenshot below, the primary screen on the Android app has been updated to include 3 tabs – Calls, Chat and Contacts. The last tab is a welcome addition as it means you no longer have to go back to another screen everytime you want to check your contact
To make a call, all you have to do is tap the ‘New Call’ icon. The call screen employs an interface similar that of default Android.
It appears at the moment, you can only call your contacts who have the latest version of WhatsApp installed on Android, thus the need for you to share this with your loved ones, so that they can update their whatsapp, and you can communicate better via whatsappp voice call.
WhatsApp voice call feature is currently available only for Android users. iOS users can expect the feature to be activated in the coming weeks, and as soon as it is available, we will update this post.
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