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WhatsApp is going to bring in-app calling to Windows Phone

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WhatsApp is going to bring in-app calling to Windows Phone
WhatsApp recently rolled out a big update to its Android application which allows users to make calls to one another using the app. iPhone users are “just weeks away” from having the feature enabled, but the messaging service is working with the fenced-in environment that is iOS.

Unlike other major applications, WhatsApp has made itself available across all the major platforms, including Windows Phone, Symbian, BlackBerry, and S40.

In addition to all that work, the company remains adamant about not selling ads, which gives the user an uncluttered and consistent experience. The first year is free, after that, it is just 99-cents a year.

While Android users have the new calling feature available, and iOS users are waiting, WhatsApp did confirm to an inquiry that WhatsApp calling would be coming to Windows Phone. As one might expect, no timeline was mentioned, but the company has been very good about keeping feature sets relatively even across platforms, so it is not likely to be a very long wait.

source: WMPU

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posted on 05 Apr 2015, 04:57 1

1. mistercarter (Posts: 360; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)

what i hate about WhatsApp is their lack of commitment, i mean, they never give timelines for anything and when they've done it, they always fail to do it on time and depending on the OS you working, features never come at the same time for everyone

posted on 05 Apr 2015, 05:58 2

4. faptastic (Posts: 65; Member since: 19 Aug 2014)

I suspect that's more platform limitations than anything else. WhatsApp web was available on Windows Phone a day after it was on Android and it won't come to iOS due to limitations in iOS related to how WhatsApp runs their web based implementation. WP and Android being more open and offering a lot more APIs get the cool stuff, while iOS, which is basically duplo vs Lego technic in smartphone land, will suffer this more and more and with other apps too.

But WhatsApp is known to put great effort in feature availability between the top 3 platforms. As long as the platforms allow it.

posted on 05 Apr 2015, 11:50 1

8. fatexo (Posts: 221; Member since: 21 May 2010)

Calling feature is also available for BackBerry 10 devices. In-app features almost always comes last on WP

posted on 05 Apr 2015, 11:54 1

9. fatexo (Posts: 221; Member since: 21 May 2010)

So currently only android and BB10 devices have WhatsApp calling feature.

posted on 05 Apr 2015, 14:32

12. slaggyb (Posts: 215; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

Maxwell R BlackBerry 10 already supports Whatsapp calling on the same Day they made it available for android. A tech site that doesn't really know much or care about any other Operating System aside IOS and Android. The world doesn't revolve around those two only. PS I have been making voice whatsapp calls on my BlackBerry Q10 since march 31st

posted on 05 Apr 2015, 16:31

13. Gawain (Posts: 423; Member since: 15 Apr 2010)

"The company has been very good at keeping feature sets relatively even across platforms..." ...besides the article is about WIndows not BlackBerry.

posted on 05 Apr 2015, 05:15 5

2. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1157; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)

*every year is free

posted on 05 Apr 2015, 05:39 1

3. OkForAll777 (Posts: 5; Member since: 04 Apr 2015)

WhatsApp calling is useless. Doesn't work on my Z3 Compact since last month. It's work on the first time but now, nothing.... I can accept call and answer but never headr from them or they never hear my voice as well.

I would rather used WeChat.

posted on 05 Apr 2015, 07:11 1

5. shahulvm (Posts: 124; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)

Use telegram, be it iphone, android, wp or desktop client...so many options and the experience is the same across the board..!!!

posted on 05 Apr 2015, 07:51 1

6. Phonedingo (Posts: 396; Member since: 16 Aug 2014)

They just need to allow you to cut video resolution before you share it like on Android.

posted on 05 Apr 2015, 08:28

7. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)

While its great to have the latest features, this is made way too much of an issue in the technology world. As long as the main features are there the majority has no problems. Many Android apps lack features of iOS and Vice versa people don't make such a fuss nor do technology writers considering they have the larger number of users they would feel forgotten when a feature is missing.

Its great to have all features, is it necessary?, now that the question no one ever asks.

posted on 05 Apr 2015, 12:24

10. nicetkd999 (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 Apr 2015)

Whatsapp video calls adf.ly/1DSmjp

posted on 05 Apr 2015, 14:27

11. justrt (Posts: 431; Member since: 10 Jul 2014)


posted on 05 Apr 2015, 19:48

14. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)

whatsApp is great on my Note4, I've already called from the USA to Germany and the sound is clear without the echo that sometimes comes from major carriers. FREE international calls. O.o

posted on 05 Apr 2015, 20:30

15. Chuck007 (Posts: 1303; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)

Always trust Facebook. ;)

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