The most famous instant messaging service WhatsApp had rolled out the voice calling feature to its users in phases last year. The voice-calling support was first launched for its users on Android followed by BlackBerry, iOS and Windows Phone. The Facebook-owned company on Thursday said that users are doing 100 million calls a day on WhatsApp.
The calling feature provided by WhatsApp is free and the users don’t have to pay any penny for that except he/she should have a data connection on their mobiles. Not like other apps such as Viber and Skype giving VoIP, Whatsapp voice calling works on a data connection to make a call, whether using Wi-Fi or mobile data. This data uses may be chargeable, based on user’s Internet plans and sources. The instant messaging service has announced that one billion users made a call till February.
WhatsApp said in the blog post that from a year, people have made calls using this service to talk with their family and friends around the world. It’s a nice way to stay in touch with them, specifically when calling those who belonged to other countries. Today, more than 100 million voice calls are done every day on WhatsApp (approx. 1,100 calls a second).
Jan Koum, Co-founder and CEO said, how this feature has created things easier for users and said in a Facebook post, “Since the early days of WhatsApp, we’ve worked to tear down the boundaries that stand between people staying. In touch with their friends and family. A little over a year ago, we made it possible to make calls using WhatsApp – for those times when it’s important to hear a voice on the other end of your phone. Today, we’re proud that people are making 100 million calls a day on WhatsApp!”