Screenshots leak testing of WhatsApp Voice Calls for the Apple iPhone

Screenshots leak testing of WhatsApp Voice Calls for the Apple iPhone
Last month, we showed you how to enable WhatsApp's calling feature on your rooted Android phone. The feature should eventually be included with the version of the messaging app available from the Google Play Store. Meanwhile, an Indian iPhone user has taken screenshots of what looks to be the WhatsApp calling feature running on his handset.

Voice calls on the iPhone version of WhatsApp requires that you have version 2.11.17.444 of the messaging app, which is in beta. It can be installed only on a jailbroken iPhone. The version of WhatsApp that currently populates the App Store is 2.11.16, which of course doesn't include the calling feature.

The screenshots show small changes to the UI and a phone icon underneath a user's profile picture. Clicking on the call button brings up a dialer similar to the one on the iPhone. A "Recent" button on the bottom of the page will show a recent history of calls made using the app.

Although we have no idea when this will all be made available for iOS users, it feels like it has been a long ride since we first alerted you to the possibility that voice calling would be added to the popular messaging app. Last week, an Italian iPhone site tested out the feature and posted a video of the test. Even if you don't speak Italian, it is worth viewing just to check out the feature in action. That video is part of our slideshow below. Feel free to check it out!


source: iPhoneItalia (translated), BGR

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12 Comments

1. Derekjeter

Posts: 1468; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Is there another company that makes a phone called iPhone?? I don't think so.....Can't you just say "Voice calls for the iPhone"

2. g2a5b0e unregistered

4. nodes

Posts: 1158; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

lol, what is wrong with you? you didn't complain on other phones. like Samsung Galaxy S*, HTC One M*, Sony Xperia Z*, LG G*. so much hate.

3. ankitp

Posts: 138; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

ya you can enable call by installing whatsapp call enabler in cydia :)

6. OscarGoldman

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 15, 2015

"Ya"? Are you Swedish?

7. abhishekvashishth

Posts: 20; Member since: Aug 19, 2014

He's indian

8. ankitp

Posts: 138; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

no i am not indian

9. ankitp

Posts: 138; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

i am from the country where lord budhha was born and the country in which farcry4 is based . i am from the country of himalayas

12. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

How's the weather there at Nepal.. Greetings from India.

5. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

For non rooted android users download watsapp from apkmirror and let someone who has call feature call you...boom...whatsapp calling will be activated...

10. TechCraft

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 15, 2015

Why need to download apk from apkmirror when it's available on whatsapp's official website.... Go to Whatsapp.com/android and check by yourself buddy....

11. TechCraft

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 15, 2015

beta app is already available for jailbreak users....

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