WhatsApp voice calling rolling out to iPhones

WhatsApp has pushed out a new version of its app for iOS devices, and among other things the update mentions support for WhatsApp Calling.

However, the feature is not available to everyone immediately, with the change log saying that WhatsApp Calling is rolling out slowly over the next few weeks.

MyBroadband installed the update on two iPhones and neither were able to make or receive WhatsApp calls immediately.

Other new features in WhatsApp 2.12.1 for iOS include an iOS 8 share extension, a quick camera button in chats, editing contacts in WhatsApp, and sending multiple videos at once with the ability to crop and rotate them before sending.

WhatsApp Calling for iOS - WhatsApp version 2.12.1
WhatsApp Calling for iOS – WhatsApp version 2.12.1

News of WhatsApp Calling support from iPhone comes three weeks after the feature became widely available to Android users.

Previously, Android users had to receive an “invitation” by installing a new version of WhatsApp not available through the official Google Play store, and then receive a call from someone whose Calling support had already been enabled.

WhatsApp Calling is a voice over IP service that uses your phone’s Internet connection, instead of incurring your network’s normal call charges.

Due to WhatsApp’s widespread adoption, many are predicting that the arrival of WhatsApp voice calling will be a game changer in the mobile telecommunications sector.

Thanks to JP for sending this in.

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