Until now if users wanted to access WhatsApp calling feature they were required to get a call from another user who already has the feature activated. Phonearena got a tip off from one of its readers saying that WhatsApp has indeed put up the updated version of the app on the Google Play store.WhatsApp users can directly update their apps in order to get the new calling feature. As expected the main menu layout has been changed and now we find a new column called Calls along with the Chats and Contacts calling. The call button on the top will help users to start a new call to the person in his contact list. Also Read - WhatsApp web to now support video and voice calls: All you need to knowAlso Read - Zoom adds new features to enhance video and audio
WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton had recently confirmed that the voice calling facility will be rolled out to iOS users in the upcoming weeks. We are still not sure if the iOS rollout of the calling feature will happen in a phased manner or will it be a direct application update from the store. Also Read - WhatsApp for Android gets call waiting feature: Here is how it works
Although WhatsApp is not the first IM application to support voice calling it definitely is one of the biggest roll out volume wise as it has nearly 700 million monthly active users according to the latest stats.