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WhatsApp might get voice calling feature for iOS soon

Jan Koum mentioned earlier in February that the Whatsapp developer team has been working with a new voice calling feature. The latest update for iOS does confirm the upcoming feature.

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Whatsapp’s latest update for iOS had many new features like improved location sharing, chat archiving etc. It also had a pop-up which asks for the permission to use the microphone. The pop-up clearly reads, “WhatsApp requires microphone access to send Voice Messages, record Videos with sound, make and receive Voice Calls.”

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The report also mentions that the pop-up only appears if users have not allowed WhatsApp access to the microphone. To see this, go to Settings > Privacy > Microphone > WhatsApp > flip the slider to Off.  The pop-up will then appear, revealing the sly ‘Voice Call’ mention. The latest update is released for the iOS users but it had given us a glimpse that a new Voice-calling feature is coming soon to our devices. Android users can soon expect the upcoming addition after its being released for iOS. At present Whatsapp has 600 million world-wide active users.

Via: BGR India

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