The most-awaited free-calling feature of WhatsApp has finally rolled out. Android users get unlimited voice calling feature and the app update can be downloaded directly from the company’s website, in case it’s not already available via the Google Play store. This time users don’t need invitation from another who has the feature, the calling feature will automatically get activated after updating the app.
WhatsApp latest version also has a cleaner layout with three tabs for contacts, chats and calls. Released as beta version for testing a few weeks ago, the feature was available to any WhatsApp user who either received an invite for it or a call from someone with access to it.
According to the androidpolice.com, once you download the apk file and install it (make sure you have Unknown Sources enabled in your phone’s Security Settings to be able to do so), you’ll open WhatsApp and the app’s UI will have switched over to the new one with the Calls functionality enabled. The feature however is still not available for iPhone and Windows phone users.
With 700 million active users across the globe in January 2015, WhatsApp is one of the biggest instant messaging applications. With the introduction of voice calling, Whatsapp becomes more competitive against services like Skype, Viber and Apple’s iMessage/FaceTime. After updating and opening WhatsApp, you will see a new tab for Calls next to the Chats and Contacts tab, select who you want to call and start calling…