Its finally here. The monsoon-like, long-awaited voice calling has arrived on WhatsApp for Windows Phone. The Facebook-owned IM app has just announced a major update to its mobile app for Windows Phone which now brings voice calling capability to the masses.
The voice calling feature on WhatsApp was first announced on Android platform in March 2015 and was later rolled out to iOS users in April.
In the latest update, along with the voice calling support, it also adds support for sending audio files, but will only work if you are running Windows Phone 8.1 or later builds.
Here is the list of full change log in it’s recent update:
- 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+)
- Notifications for calls and chats are show separately on top left.
While WhatsApp has rolled out voice calling on all major platforms, the feature is still a work in progress. But, the company is trying to improve voice calling quality to match to that of Skype and Viber, its biggest rivals in the field.