How to enable WhatsApp voice calling on your iPhone

How to enable WhatsApp voice calling on your iPhone
Jelly of the WhatsApp voice calling feature that Android users (well, at least rooted ones) can enjoy now? Can't wait with patience for the official WhatsApp voice call to arrive for your iPhone?

Fret not, as you can take it for a spin right now, as users are reporting that they can freely install the newest WhatsApp beta version from the company's website, and be on their merry way. Voice calls on the iPhone version of WhatsApp requires that you have version 2.11.17.444 of the messaging app, which is, unfortunately, still in beta. 

The version of WhatsApp that currently populates the App Store is 2.11.16, and this one doesn't include the calling feature. Here's what you need to do to get the new stuff:


2. Make sure the people you are trying to call have the beta too, regardless of if they are on an Android handset, or an iPhone;

3. If you decide to go back to the official version, do not install it from the App Store before you have removed the beta, as your chat history might get lost during the overwrite.

That's that, you can test drive the new WhatsApp calling feature on your iPhone right now. Some users are reporting issues with the call option on iOS versions above 8.1, and others claim you need to be jailbroken and install the Cydia tweak, but it should be working even if your phone isn't jailbroken. 

Also, if the other device you are trying to contact has official WhatsApp versions installed from the Play or App Store, calling them would obviously not be possible, as they don't have the latest beta that can be downloaded from the WhatsApp link above. The video below explains the process for jailbroken iPhones, but it should work on your stock Apple handset like that after installation, too.

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8 Comments

1. jesusnexo unregistered

It isnt even that handy, i have it on my android and i dont even use it.

2. bucky

Posts: 3784; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I figured as much. But still nice to see it available i guess...

3. jesusnexo unregistered

Well its more useless on I phones since they have faceless facetime call.

4. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

Will I be able to do a group conference call?

5. mohini018

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 20, 2015

how to uninstall beta version if it doesn't work

6. suryahomez

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 13, 2015

How to Activate WhatsApp Voice Calling in android simple method thanks bro

7. Iral_19

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

Please, can you tell me how to undo the installation process? It doesn't work on my iPhone 4. it says it is impossible to finish the installation. Thank you

8. Iral_19

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

Please, does anybody know how to undo the installation process? Thank you

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