After hinting at a voice calling feature last year, WhatsApp has since rolled out the feature for Android and iOS users. Windows Phone users however have had to wait a long time, and today they are finally getting the voice calling feature. Also Read - WhatsApp to get a new design for media footer on Android, here's how it looksAlso Read - WhatsApp Mute Video feature now rolling out: Here's how to use it
WhatsApp for Windows Phone has been updated to version 188.8.131.52, and it brings with it the voice calling feature. Additionally, the update also brings with the ability to send audio files. Also Read - WhatsApp tips and tricks: How to read deleted WhatsApp messages on Android
Official changelog of the WhatsApp update follows.
WhatsApp Calling: Call your friends and family using WhatsApp for free, even if they re in another country. WhatsApp calls use your phone s Internet connection rather than your cellular plan s voice minutes. Data charges may apply. Available on Windows Phone 8+.
You can now send audio files (available on Windows Phone 8.1+).
While there are many messaging apps that offer free peer-to-peer voice calls, including Hike, Viber and Skype, the impact that WhatsApp Call will have, with its 800 million monthly active users, is unparalleled.
You can head over to the Windows Phone Store to download the latest version of the WhatsApp. If you ve tried out the new feature on your smartphone, let us know of your experience in our comments section below.