For those who have been eagerly waiting for WhatsApp’s voice calling feature, we have a good news! They no longer need to wait for invites by someone whose WhatsApp voice calls are active. The voice calling feature now comes bundled with the latest version of WhatsApp, and all you need to do for that is to download version 2.12.19.
However, there is a catch! You can’t download the latest version of WhatsApp from Google Play. Version 2.12.19 can be downloaded from APK Mirror or WhatsApp’s website. Once you download the APK file, go to Security Settings and allow installation of apps from Unknown Sources. When you open your WhatsApp, you will now see an additional Calls tab, which features missed calls, dialed numbers and received calls like any other dialer. The new WhatsApp UI also includes integration of a Calling icon on top of every chat window. Previously the default calling icon used to redirect users to the phone’s dialer.
If you call someone who doesn’t have voice calling enabled, WhatsApp will give you a warning saying, “XYZ needs to update the app to receive voice calls.” If the other person is offline when you are making a WhatsApp call, you will hear a ring and the other person will receive a missed call notification when they come online.
Some users have reported whistle in the voice while talking on WhatsApp while the others are saying that they missed some calls despite being online. Looking at WhatsApp’s track record, the app might get an upgrade for better or it could be scrapped altogether. So dear users, you better update your app before it gets too late.