WhatsApp Free Voice Calling Feature On Android, iOS and Windows Phone

There’s still a lot of work to do before WhatsApp can say that every phone using their app has received the Voice Calling update. If you are on Android, there’s good chance that you have received the update, but iOS and Windows Phone users are still waiting on it.

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At the Facebook F8 conference, Brian Acton, who is the co-founder of the company, stated that users will only have to wait a matter of weeks before getting their hands on the new update on iOS devices. However, in regards to Windows Phone and when the voice calling feature might be made available for this platform, there was no specifics discussed or revealed.

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Like previously mentioned, those running the Android operating system already got a taste of the new feature. The voice calling feature has been made available for a few select users and developers which were lucky enough to make the beta testing team. WhatsApp allows their users to activate the feature for friend, by calling them. You need to have the 2.12.7 version of the app, which is available on the official WhatsApp website, or the Google Play version, 2.11.561. Once you have that detail locked down, go ahead and use the app to call a friend via WhatsApp. This will make three tabs appear on their phones: Calls, Chats, and also Contacts.

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WhatsApp users on iOS are a little less fortunate, as they have mainly been left out of the testing program. The latest update for the app adds a call button, but it is inoperable. Getting the service activated on an iOS device is a little trickier than the same process on Android devices. First, you need to have a jailbroken  device, on which you add  iMokholes to Cydia sources. Next, add the apt.imokhles.com code and install the WhatsAppCallEnabler from the Settings. Now, all you have to do is have someone who is already running a functioning WhatsApp call service to call you and unlock the feature for you.

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Although some even doubt that Windows Phone will actually get the update, the reality is that this is just another example of how Windows Phone is once more last for receiving an update, like it happened with previous updates. The OS platform will most likely get the feature update anytime soon, so Windows users will just have to hang in for a little longer. The first sign of WhatsApp’s calling service heading for Windows Phone is the confirmation from WMPoweruser.