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WhatsApp Calling for iPhone official, rolling out in next several weeks

The most awaited update for iPhone users using WhatsApp is here. WhatsApp Calling for iPhone is now official.


WhatsApp Calling for iPhone was being beta tested¬†and now it has been officially announced. However, after updating the iOS app to Version 2.12.1, we still have not received the calling feature yet. Why? Read the fine print which says “WhatsApp Calling is rolling out slowly over the next several weeks.”

WhatsApp voice calling first came to Android and now iPhone users have started getting it. The company is also said to be working on the Windows platform which is expected over the next couple of months.

Lets have a look at the change log of WhatsApp version 2.12.1:

  • WhatsApp Calling: Call your friends and family using WhatsApp for free, even if they’re in another country. WhatsApp calls use your phone’s Internet connection rather than your cellular plan’s voice minutes. Data charges may apply. Note: WhatsApp calling is rolling out slowly over the next several weeks.
  • iOS 8 share extension: Share photos, videos, and link right to WhatsApp from other apps.
  • Quick camera buttons in chats: Now you can capture photos and videos or quickly choose a recent camera roll photo or video.
  • Edit your contacts right from WhatsApp.
  • Send multiple videos at once and crop and rotate videos before sending them.

The update also brings iOS 8 sharing extension feature and now you can also send multiple videos at once. The size of the update is 54.2 MB (on iPhone 5). After updating you might not get the calling feature as it is rolling out slowly and will take several weeks. So hold on tight for WhatsApp Calling to hit your iPhone.

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