WhatsApp calling finally reaches to Windows Phone

WhatsApp calling finally reaches to Windows Phone

Although WhatsApp calling is not a new feature for Android and iOS users, it was yet to be available on Windows Phone until now. WhatsApp has finally updated its Windows Phone version to version 2.12.60.0 that brings the free voice calling feature.

WhatsApp calling enables users to make free voice calls to their WhatsApp friends using an active data or Wi-Fi connection on their mobile devices. The feature on Windows Phone was originally released in private beta back in April and requires the devices to run on at least Windows Phone 8.

To make free voice calls using WhatsApp calling on Windows Phone devices, users need to open an existing conversation or go to a specific profile and then tap the calling button.

It is worth noting that the quality of the voice calls is solely based on the current speed of the data or Wi-Fi connection. So, users are recommended to use at least 3G or a high-speed Wi-Fi connection to get an uninterrupted voice calling experience.

Apart from the free voice calling, the updated WhatsApp for Windows Phone allows users to send audio files. This feature is limited to the devices running on Windows Phone 8.1 or above and provides a way to send voice notes or music tracks through the instant messaging app.

The updated WhatsApp for Windows Phone is available for free download on Windows Phone Store. The app is 17MB in size and is compatible with devices running on minimum Windows Phone 7.5.

The availability of the new features, mainly the free voice calling feature, appears to not only help Facebook-owned WhatsApp to expand its user base that already has over 800 million monthly active users worldwide, but also to make it a competitor against Microsoft’s VoIP client Skype that has quite a huge domination on Windows Phone platform.

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