WhatsApp’s much awaited voice calling feature set to arrive on iOS.
WhatsApp may be the king of cross-platform instant messaging services but it has lacked a major feature for quite a long time. Users haven’t been able to make voice calls using WhatsApp. The lack of this feature has allowed services like Viber, Line and BBM to gain ground on most major platforms.
The Facebook owned company did say in the past that it plans on bringing voice calling feature for its users. Recently the feature has been going live for Android users and now screenshots have appeared online which show that the feature will soon go live for iOS.
These screenshots show the WhatsApp voice calling feature for iOS in a beta version of the app. Not all users have access to the feature as of now. As per the screenshots users will easily be able to call their contacts by simply tapping on the phone icon which will be displayed right alongside the contact’s photo.
A “Recent” tab will be added to the app which will display the call history. It won’t bring too many changes to the app itself but from its back end WhatsApp will flip the switch on one of its most requested features.
It isn’t right now when WhatsApp plans on bringing voice calling to all iOS users. Given that the process is already underway on Android it shouldn’t take too long for the other major mobile platform to be accommodated.