How to enable calls in Whatsapp on Android Lollipop and older

How to enable calls in Whatsapp on Android Lollipop and older
The team behind Whatsapp announced that it's working on a voice calling feature (over the internet, that is) a while back, but most of us still don't have access to the coveted feature. Used by hundreds of millions, it makes sense that you'd want to have that feature as soon as possible, and as it turns out – you can!

Courtesy of xda-developers' tosunkaya, a guide outlining how to get the coveted functionality working has been posted to the boards of the forum. There are several methods available, which is always great news, though you have to keep in mind that they all require root to work. If you have that, it's down to a five minute job to force Whatsapp to reveal the hidden code.

Here's how.


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12 Comments

1. simoco

Posts: 9; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

So the big question is.....if i enable it, could i call someone who didn't ???

2. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

test it pls i wondered that too

3. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

How can you do that? Even the other person has to enable the code on his cellphone. (Just my guess) lol

5. neptune.joel

Posts: 26; Member since: Jan 12, 2011

Yoy cant. both need to enable it.

6. cncrim

Posts: 1571; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

google voice/talk is best so far.

7. irbaaz

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

You won't see any of the contacts to call still doing all this. There is no sense to do this and also this article .

4. atulbeahead

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

I tried but it showed no whatsapp contacts. When i refreshed, after the contact list got updated, it again became the old whatsapp without the calling feature. So, i guess its of no use :(

8. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

Lolipop and older or Lolipop and higher?

9. sameerbusiness

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

well well well Thanks a lot for explaining very nicely it worked for me but i am not able to call any 1 any reason why ? working with me on my Note 4

10. Aplusk

Posts: 120; Member since: Nov 10, 2013

doing so will enable calling feature on web client or not ?

11. box14380

Posts: 43; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

Can somebody help me?! I tried to activate Voice Call feature of WhatsApp by following the above instructions but unsuccessful. The code/text below is found in preference. xtml of the Root Browser. string name="call_allowed">all I also tried to type the code below into the Terminal Emulator but still not working. su am start -n com.whatsapp/ com.whatsapp.HomeActivity My device is running PA ROM 4.41 version Whatsapp version 2.11.544

12. box14380

Posts: 43; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

The code/text below is found in preference. xtml of the Root Browser. string name="call_allowed">all

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