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.
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.”
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