Voice calling may be coming soon to WhatsApp

Voice calling may be coming soon to WhatsApp
A couple months ago at Mobile World Congress, WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum announced that the popular messaging app would be adding voice calling to its feature list. The assumption has been that the service would be similar to Skype or Facebook Messenger, but there has been no word on when the feature would be added. Some new clues are making it look like voice calls may be on the way pretty soon, though.

The evidence comes from the people who work to translate WhatsApp into Hindi. Screenshots of the translation request show that WhatsApp has three new strings it needs translating: Hang up, Incoming call, and Outgoing call. Translating the UI elements is one of the last stages when it comes to adding features, so it seems like a pretty good bet that voice calling could be coming to WhatsApps fairly soon. 

Koum had said that the feature would hit in the spring, so there is technically still a bit over two months in that window, but maybe WhatsApp will have it out sooner rather than later. Voice calling will be coming to Android and iOS to start with Windows Phone and BlackBerry getting the update afterwards.

Voice calling may be coming soon to WhatsApp

source: WPCentral

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4 Comments

1. Topcat488

Posts: 1411; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Maybe i'll keep my what'sapp a little while longer. I mean if i can get a better rate than AT&T or T-Mobile when i make calls to Germany and other countries, why not... NSA do you hear me, i have nothing to hide. O.o hahaha

3. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Try the Vonage VoIP app (http://goo.gl/Ug8gB ). The international rates are pretty good and calls to the US are free at the moment.

2. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

reading hindi on phonearena.com feels quite weird and different in a good way..

4. garyII

Posts: 160; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

i didnt like it either, Whatsapp in my country was known to be a fast, simple and clean apps, instead of others like Kakao etc offering games, store and something else... after visiting the article saying that facebook forced us to download facebook messeger and this article, i feel like there's some problem with facebook lately..just my opinion..!

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