WhatsApp is allowing Android users to “invite” one another to use its new voice calling feature.
Many people have asked how to access the new feature, and it involves two relatively simple steps: download a new version of WhatsApp for Android, and then receive a WhatsApp call from someone who already has access.
There are some reports that you can just delete and reinstall WhatsApp from the Google Play store, but the sure-fire way is to download WhatsApp 2.11.561 from APKMirror.
After you’ve installed the new version and received a WhatsApp call from someone, the user interface will change to allow you to make your own calls.
Users must watch out for scams that are trying to exploit people’s excitement over WhatsApp voice calling.
Do not download any additional software to your phone or PC, and make sure you’re getting WhatsApp from a trusted source.
One scam that security researchers have highlighted involves a message being sent from someone who appears to be a legitimate friend, which states: “Hey, I’m inviting you to try WhatsApp Free Voice Calling feature, click here to activate now.”
The link takes you to a website, where you are asked to take a survey on behalf of the Facebook-owned service. To take the survey, users are asked to download applications and software, which contain malware.
These fake invitations are circulating via social media, phishing emails, WhatsApp messages, and scam websites.