The mobile messaging application WhatsApp free voice calling feature has reportedly rolling out its much awaited and expected for selected users in India. With the help of this newly added feature, WhatsApp users will be able to make voice calls to others using the same app, just like Skype calling. According to the report of GSM Arena, the new voice calling feature was pointed out when one of the Reddit user named as Pradnesh07 was able to get the voice calling feature on his Nexus 5 Smartphone running on Android 5.0 lollipop. The user then posted some screenshots of the voice calling feature on some social websites to inform others.
He posted the screenshots by saying:
“I cannot seem to send invites to other people, the only thing I can ensure is that it works in India for the people running Android 5.0 lollipop on a Nexus 5. Other Indians without having the earlier combo don’t get it”.
However, the report says that the voice calling facility from WhatsApp is currently being rolled out only to selected Indian users, but there is no official confirmation has been announced by WhatsApp. The voice calling feature will be accessible to only selective users of the country and it will be invite based. The invite-based actually means that the users would be able to get voice calls through WhatsApp from anyone who already has the feature updated.
According to the screenshots posted by a user, it shows that someone who will receive the voice calling feature will notice an icon of calling, just beside the chats and contacts tabs. The calling feature much resembles to a Smartphone’s contact directory, and the app will keep a record of all the recent calls of WhatsApp. Furthermore, the news has rolled out that the users who have got voice calling feature are using the WhatsApp version ‘v2.11.508 installed on their Smartphones.
You can check your WhatsApp version by going into:
Settings -> Help -> About
We will update you as soon as the features get officially release by WhatsApp.