WhatsApp Rolling Out Voice-Calling Feature and more to iOS Users

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Last month, WhatsApp introduced free voice calls to Android users of its Android app, and the feature is now rolling out to iOS users.

Like the launch of voice calling on Android, the feature will not be available to all Apple device owners at once. The company said it “is rolling out slowly over the next several weeks” — that’s quicker than the Android deployment, but you’ll still need some patience.

With 800 million monthly active users on the WhatsApp service, WhatsApp itself handles more messages from its users than there are global SMS sent each day.

Today’s iOS app update also includes a few other features, primarily support for the iOS 8 share extension which allows you to send videos, photos and links to WhatsApp chats from other apps. Users can now also take photos quickly inside chats, and there’s an option to send multiple videos at one time — as you can do with photos — each of which can be cropped and rotated before being shared.

The launch of calling for iOS is the latest in a steady stream of updates aimed at making WhatsApp more useful than a mere free text message replacement. Another advancement was the launch of a desktop web client in January, thereby enabling users to keep in touch even when their smartphone is stowed away.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][TS-VCSC-QRCode render=”canvas” color=”#002fcc” responsive=”false” size_r=”100″ size_min=”100″ size_max=”400″ size_f=”150″ value=”https://itunes.apple.com/th/app/whatsapp-messenger/id310633997?mt=8″ margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”0″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/4″][vc_column_text]Version: 2.12.1
Price: Free
Category: Social Networking
Updated: April 21, 2015
Requirements: iOS 6.0 +
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