WhatsApp has finally rolled-out its latest in-app voice calling feature for all iPhone users after running a limited beta program. To get the new feature, update WhatsApp via App Store on your iPhone. WhatsApp version 2.12.1 on iOS 8.0 or above currently supports the voice calling feature.
Company has already rolled-out the voice calling feature for Android users earlier this month. Now, using your cellular data or Wi-Fi, you can call anyone who is on WhatsApp anywhere in the World at no carrier charges. The feature will work better on 3G/LTE or high speed Wi-Fi networks.
Other features that came along with Voice calling in this update are:
- iOS 8 share extension: Share photos, videos, and links right to WhatsApp from other apps.
- Quick camera button in chats: Now you can capture photos and videos, or quickly choose a recent camera roll photo or video.
- Edit contacts right from WhatsApp.
- Send multiple videos at once and crop and rotate videos before sending them.
“WhatsApp for Web” for iPhone users is still not available yet due to iOS security policies. But we hope to get it rolling soon as well.
The voice calling features on messenger apps are really pissing the telecom off very badly and making it one more reason to destroy the concept of Net Neutrality, but companies should learn that they aren’t going anywhere as these in-apps call will hardly affect the revenue of these companies. And apart from that, they are earning by charging users for using data plans on their cellphones.
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