We know that WhatsApp is working on voice calling feature which it would launch in the second quarter of the year. Now iPhoneItalia (via Firstpost) has leaked a few screenshots of WhatsApp’s VoIP support on its app for iOS, which show the working and interface of this voice calling feature.
The leaked photos indicate that the notification bar on the top of the homepage will now be followed by an info option, which might carry an option to make voice call to a contact. Rest of the details like photo and name will be given in the notification bar only.
As seen in the photos, during an ongoing call, the screen will offer four circular soft keys, which can be used to mute the call, to send text message to the caller, to put the call on speaker, or to end the call. Also, rumors have suggested that WhatsApp will allow its users to continue chatting even while they are on voice call, and users will also be able to switch to other app while still on a call.
The voice calling support will allow WhatsApp users to make voice calls through the app on their mobile devices over Wi-Fi or 3G connections.
The other screenshot shows an embedded camera icon placed right beside the voice message option. This will give easy access to camera and will allow taking and sending photos instantly while messaging, instead of going to the attachment option to get the camera icon.
WhatsApp was recently acquired by Facebook for $19 billion, which too launched the voice calling support on its Messenger app for Android users in India. Now with support for VoIP, WhatsApp is expected to add to the woes of other messenger apps in the market. WhatsApp announced at MWC 2014 that it had crossed 465 million monthly active users, which was a 15 million rise in just about four days when it was acquired by Facebook.