Good news for the iPhone users of WhatsApp. Improvements have been integrated into the new update of the communication service, with the voice calling provided by WhatsApp for iOS. The announcement made by WhatsApp came in the nick of time, after the service has recently reached an incredible number of 800 million active users who use WhatsApp every month. This time, the communication service has a surprise announcement for the users who own an iPhone, integrating voice calling to its capabilities.
“Call your friends and family using WhatsApp for free, even if they’re in another country,”
WhatsApp has written in the description of the app.
With the new update, WhatsApp begins to turn into a more efficient and varied service, threatening to replace Skype in the popularity hierarchy of telecommunications apps. It is a major change for the service, because voice calling has always been one of the most successful capabilities that such a service could have offered. In the first place, it has the advantage of not spending your money, like in the case of phone calling, but instead it only needs a connection to a wi fi spot. So does Skype, as well, but that application still has the advantage of both providing voice and video calling services, which makes it more valuable.
Still, it is clear that this is an important step for WhatsApp. Officials talking on behalf of the telecommunication service have mentioned that the new feature will begin to be available in the following weeks, for the iOS users.
The first time voice calling hit the WhatsApp capabilities list was in February this year, when Android users started to benefit from such an invitation only service. Still, by the end of March 2015, the Android users in their entirety were able to use voice calling, as it became a common thing among the capabilities offered by WhatsApp.
The new feature has been integrated to a Calls section in the app. The Calls section will notify you in connection to the calls that you have missed, it will shoe the ongoing calls and the calls that you are about to receive. From now on, Apple iPhone users will be able to receive and make calls to various contacts in their phone`s list, or receive calls even if they are chatting at that moment.
The update will feature in the iTunes App store, so it is recommended that you keep an eye on it.
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