Despite of being one of the most popular messaging app Whatsapp badly missed voice call feature. Its competitor like Hike, Line, Snapchat etc has already got the voice calling functionality long back. However, last month the developers decided to test the water with a limited number of people. In order to use this functionality, it was necessary to have invite from the people who already got the feature. Although, the process was simple and straight forward, only few people got the advantage of the functionality. Meanwhile, the web version of whatsapp was also rolled out which facilitated millions of users to use whatsapp on the web.
Finally, whatsapp voice functionality has been rolled out officially. Currently, it is available from their main website but is expected to be soon available on the Google play store as well. If you are one of the person who is eagerly waiting for he functionality, then we recommend getting the .apk file from the official website. There is no harm in getting the whatsapp .apk file directly from the official website. We recommend trying out UC Browser to easily download it on your android device.
The latest Whatsapp version 2.12.19 comes with this feature inbuilt. As you can see in the screenshot, the UI has a slight tweak. You can see three different tabs on the homescreen namely Calls, Chats and Contacts. The first tab has the voice calls functionality. Just click on the “New call” icon and select the user whom you wish to call. Additionally, there are few new setting provided which can be used to set ringtone for the incoming voice call through whatsapp.
Download Whatsapp 2.12.19 from here: http://whatsapp.com/android
We already tested the functionality out and the call quality was superior. It is similar to that of Facebook messenger. Overall, this new weapon will help you to keep in touch with your friends instantly without getting charged for the call. All you need is unlimited data connection.
Have you already got the Whatsapp voice functionality? Let us know how was your experience with it. In case, if you are finding it difficult to get this feature on your device then we advice you to wait for a day or two to get it rolled out on the Google play store.