After recently offering the voice calling feature to its beta users, the Facebook owned company has finally brought voice calling to WhatsApp for Windows Phone. The iOS and Android versions of WhatsApp have already received this feature, and now Windows Phone users can finally join in
You can download the update directly on your device through the Windows Phone Store or by using the following link
|Requirements||Windows Phone 7.5; Windows Phone 8.0; |
Windows Phone 8.1
Press the Search button on your Windows Phone, tap Vision and then scan the following barcode by pointing your device camera toward it
The voice calling feature was first announced back in April, a couple of months after Facebook acquired WhatsApp for a sum of over $20 billion. Despite a strong development team, the Windows Phone version has continued to lag behind its iOS and Android counterparts.
WhatsApp's voice service has to compete against services like Skype and Viber which are well established in the field. The addition of voice calling for Windows Phone is definitely a step in the right direction. The new version 2.12.60 also adds the ability to send audio files to those running Windows Phone 8.1.