WhatsApp calling now available to everyone, without invite

By March 31st, 2015 AT 5:44 PM

After running a long invite-exclusive test run (and being in rumors since a year), WhatsApp has finally made the new calling feature available to every user.

Initially, activating the voice calling feature in WhatsApp required many pre-requisites, such as receiving a call from the user with pre-installed calling for activating it in your app. Thankfully, the feature is now readily available with the latest 2.12.19 version of WhatsApp for Android, there is no need to call first in order to activate, the service is pre-activated with the version upgrade.

Whatsapp Voice Calling

The users need to install the WhatsApp 2.12.19 version. After the update, new feature such as “Calls log” will appear in the top menu tab, making new call just requires a tap on the “plus” button. The calling feature enables users to hang up, activate the speaker, mute, and switch to chat, and much more. The calls are connected instantly and sound quality is crisp, however, a lot of that depends on the internet speed too.

Also, there stays a chance that the feature might be rolled on the basis of server (it might involve little wait until everyone gets it), many users have already got the feature without the need to call first. Moreover, taking a hint from tips and reports submitted in the Android forums, the feature is can now be deemed as available far and wide.

To download the latest version 2.12.19 of WhatsApp, head over to the Play Store or WhatsApp’s website. If it is being downloaded from Whatsapp’s website then users will be required to enable “installing apps from unknown sources” in the download settings.

Have you updated your Whatsapp? How is the calling feature working for you? Let us know through your amazing comments!

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VISHESH BHATIA
VISHESH BHATIA

first i have to uninstall previous app or shud i update it for whatapp calling feature ?

Raghuram
Raghuram

call feature working fine in WI-FI but in 2g lot of re-sound and voice clarity very bad

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