Finally, WhatsApp Releases Voice Calling for iPhone Users

WhatsApp Rolls out Voice Calling for iOS Users. 

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For all you iOS fans who were trolled by android lovers for not getting WhatsApp voice calling on your iPhone, relax.

WhatsApp has finally released voice calling on the iPhone, two months after it was made available on Android.

Though users have reported call-drops, technology trends sure can change over a period of time.

WhatsApp rolled out voice-calling with a few beta test users and then it was introduced for android users. Whatsapp subsequently updated their iPhone app with new features that include Whatsapp voice calling and extensions for iOS 8.

To get Whatsapp voice calling, you need to update to version 2.12.1. There will be a periodical roll out of the voice-calling service for users in upcoming weeks.

WhatsApp Update details
WhatsApp Update details

Recently WhatsApp CEO also announced that there are over 800 million active Whatsapp users around the world.

Those numbers suggest the popularity of the IM messenger service considering that it’s not even available in China. There are many voice calling IM Messenger apps like WeChat and Viber but they are not as popular globally as WhatsApp.

So, if you prefer Whatsapp over SMS, then it’s time to go one level up and stop making ‘normal’ calls and switch to VoIP calling.

This app update might just make telcos feel a little under pressure for taking a stance against Net Neutrality in India. WhatsApp Voice Calling has the potential to disturb telecom company revenues.

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