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WhatsApp update for Android enables Voice Calls

Discussion in 'Android Development and Hacking' started by Princess, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. Princess

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    Up until today, if you wanted to use the voice call feature on the Android version of messaging app WhatsApp, you had to receive a call from someone who already had the feature. But we received a screenshot from one of our loyal readers today that revealed the result of an update to the Android version of the app.

    As you can see, some changes have been made. Instead of the Chats and Contacts tabs, a third new option has been added. Titled "Calls," when that tab is opened, users tap on the new call icon at the top of the screen. That begins the process of making a call to a person on the contacts list that has WhatsApp on his phone. Hopefully, this means that those with the Android version of WhatsApp are able to make calls without having to jump through hoops.

    Just a few days ago, we told you that iOS users of WhatsApp are just weeks away from being able to make calls on the app. Right now, you need to have a jailbroken iPhone to enable the voice call feature for the platform.

    It seems like ages since we first started down this long road toward voice calling on WhatsApp. Truthfully, we can now see the finish line in sight.

    Thanks for the tip, Siddhart and IK