Voice calls on the Android version of WhatsApp could look like this

Voice calls on the Android version of WhatsApp could look like this
It seems like we have been talking forever about a voice calling feature for messaging app WhatsApp. Back in April, we told you that this capability might be soon available on the app. Five months later, a leaked image from the iOS version of WhatsApp revealed a reminder for users that they need to turn the microphone on in order for the feature to work. Last month, one of our loyal readers sent us images that revealed what some of the icons will look like once the messaging app launches its voice call service.

Now, a new leak allegedly shows us the UI that WhatsApp will employ once it officially starts offering voice calls. These images were taken from the Android version of the popular messaging app. While enabling voice calls will only allow the app to catch up with rivals like BBM, it will still be big news for the nearly half a billion WhatsApp users.

WhatsApp was acquired earlier this year by Facebook for $21.8 billion. The original $19 billion purchase price was bumped higher thanks to appreciation in Facebook's shares, which was the currency used for the transaction.

Despite the continuing leaks, there is still no word when voice calling will be launched by WhatsApp. Meanwhile, go ahead and click on the slideshow below to see what the feature might look like on the messaging app.

source: AndroidWorld (translated) via BGR



1. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Amazing, doesn't look like Hangouts and the stock Nexus dialer at all. Like this'll ever get on my hardware again hah.

4. jjjsong

Posts: 76; Member since: Dec 27, 2011

Do people still use whatsapp?

18. androidwindows

Posts: 216; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

whatsapp is used by so many users globally (US, Europe, Asia) more than any other messaging apps (yes, even Line). I know you don't like but get over it.

5. Airforce

Posts: 70; Member since: Jul 24, 2012

quite cool

6. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Wow, PA ! Could you guys be at least slightly 'creative' when stealing titles:http://www.theverge.com/2014/12/24/7446163/whatsapp-voice-calling-leaked-screenshots

12. Topcat488

Posts: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Wo there now tech2.... You're cold on Christmas. :(

9. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

WhatsApp needs an app redesign on Android. I've been using Telegram because it's the same features with a much nicer looking app.

14. DnB925Art

Posts: 1167; Member since: May 23, 2013

I prefer Hangouts because you can make a phone call via voip to any phone whether they have Hangouts installed or not.

17. justttclassified

Posts: 37; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Bring it on

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