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WhatsApp's voice calling feature now available for all Android devices

By Peter Chu - on 1 Apr 2015, 10:19am

WhatsApp's voice calling feature now available for all Android devices

It was only a few weeks ago when we reported on WhatsApp sporting a hidden voice calling feature on Android devices. Back then, you would have needed to enlist the help of someone who already had the voice calling feature to help you activate it on your end

But from today onwards, that will no longer be the case, as WhatsApp is officially rolling out the voice calling update through Google Play and its official website.

You will need to be using v2.12.5 of WhatsApp in order to make voice calls. Once downloaded, making calls is as simple as heading to the new 'calls' tab, tapping on the unmistakable handset symbol on the top right hand corner of the screen, and selecting the person who you wish to call.

This voice calling feature relies solely on your Internet data to initiate calls, unlike in previous versions of WhatsApp, which switched to your phone’s standard dialer when you made a call.

iOS users are unfortunately still unable to make voice calls for the time being. But they need not despair, as WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton recently said during Facebook’s F8 developers’ conference that voice calling will be making its appearance on iOS devices in a ‘couple of weeks’.

Source: The Verge, VentureBeat.