WhatsApp finally adds voice calling to Windows Phone app

WhatsApp finally adds voice calling to Windows Phone app
Windows Phone users have become accustomed to waiting behind their Android and iOS device-wielding buddies, and despite having the backing of Facebook after last year's mammoth acquisition, WhatsApp's Windows Phone app has continued to lag with regards to features. Late last month, WhatsApp's voice calling feature rolled out to beta testers of the app, and the latest update over at the WP Store brings said feature to the masses. 

It first emerged back in April of last year that voice calling was headed to WhatsApp. This was, as you may recall, only a couple of months after Facebook acquired WhatsApp for what eventually exceeded $20 billion. But even with such an apparent force of software development behind it, the Windows Phone edition of WhatsApp has still struggled to catch a break, and only with the just-released version 2.12.60 can Windows Phone WhatsApp users indulge in some VoIP.

Having tried out voice chat on WhatsApp using different devices on iOS and Android, I'd say it's definitely still a work in progress. But it is improving, and with Windows Phone finally on board, WhatsApp's devs can perhaps now spend more time refining the overall service, and hopefully drag it up to scratch with the established Skypes and Vibers of the world. 

The update also adds the ability to send audio files to those running Windows Phone 8.1. 

Download: WhatsApp (Windows Phone)


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