Meanwhile the online reports have claimed the voice calling feature on popular messaging app WhatsApp has arrived, there is no official announcement or confirmation from the company. Several blogs suggested that users need to download the latest version of Whatsapp or get version 2.11.528/531 to activate the feature. Even newer versions like 2.11.561 is yet to get the feature. So, upgrading to the latest version will clearly not work.
Another round of online reports informed that users will only get the calling feature activated on their accounts if someone makes a WhatsApp call to them. Suggesting that an invitation is required.
For the record, the latest version of WhatsApp (as of March 14) is 2.12.7. You can download it from the website and install the apk file. However, you will need someone (who already has the feature) to call you to activate it on your device.
When WhatsApp announced its WhatsWeb, the feature was available across all versions. So, we can expect the same this time for voice calling.
Meanwhile, several malwares and fake WhatsApp calling apps have appeared to take advantage of curious users.
With over 600 million users globally, WhatsApp’s user base in India has grown to 70 million active-users, accounting for over a 10th of its global users.
Initially it was reported that voice calling feature will be available for iPhones and Android would receive the service later. Apple lovers may be able to user the feature in the next couple of weeks.
Check out the tweets on WhatsApp voice calling: