Whatsapp is Rolling Out The Calling Feature for iPhone

by | Apr 23, 2015

If you’re an iPhone user like myself, you might have felt a little cheated when Whatsapp rolled out its voice calling update on Android, and we were annoyingly left out. Well, I have great news, we will also soon be able to make free calls from the IOS version of the app too.

I mean an update is live in the App store right now, but the calling feature isn’t there yet, but the company promises the feature will be “rolling out slowly over the next several weeks.”

The feature will rely on a Wi-Fi or data connection and won’t use your credit. What makes this update particularly exciting for me is the prospect of chatting with international acquaintances without any extra charges.

Even though the calling feature isn’t available yet, that doesn’t mean the new update isn’t pretty cool too. It’s now easier to share photos and videos through the app. Chats now have a ‘quick camera’ button, which allows you to shoot and send photos and videos from within WhatsApp messages.

Even better? WhatsApp finally comes through with its own sharing extension, so you can send content — like links, photos and videos — from within other apps directly to WhatsApp.

Daniel Orubo
Daniel Orubo

Writer & Content Strategist.

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