As earlier reported on TeCake, the most popular chat messenger service in India has started rolling out Voice Calling feature in its Android App. It is expected from the company to officially announce the feature globally very soon.
In addition, Jan Koum, CEO WhatsApp uncovers the mystery and confirms that voice calling feature is not a rumour, the company will officially launch the feature in Q1, 2015. It would take time for the developers in rolling out the functionality. He further added that the project is currently is beta phase and they are testing the servers that if they could handle the load or not.
Reports coming from the WhatsApp users suggest that to enable the voice calling feature the user must have the 2.11.531 version of the app that is available for download from the official web portal or the latest release which is available on the Play store, version 2.11.528. Moreover, one should be “invited” by an another user, who has already enabled the voice calling feature in its smartphone, by just giving a phone call from the app.
Past this, WhatsApp’s voice calling feature was also spotted on Apple iOS devices. On February 5, iPhone users started reporting about visibility of a ‘Call Button’ in the new update (v 188.8.131.528) downloaded from App Store. However, the change log does not mention the inclusion of any voice calling functionality and the ‘Call Button’ to the default dialer app of the phone.
When both of the apps, WhatsApp for iOS and Android were compared, then it was found that the iOS app was notably wider with fully functioning voice calling to some users.
Previously, few images and videos were surfaced over the Internet showing voice call feature in WhatsApp’s Android app. The leaked screenshots show screens dialing a voice call to WhatsApp contact, call logs, ongoing calls and unveils few more features like call recording and playback. However, the authenticity of the leaks were not confirmed by the company. These screenshots look much familiar to the voice calling enabled app shown in the video.
“WhatsApp is on a path to connect 1 billion people. The services that reach that milestone are all incredibly valuable,” says Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO and founder.Tags: app, App Store, play store, Voice Calling WhatsApp, WhatsApp