WhatsApp has finally released the voice-calling feature for its Android users in India. The feature, which was widely rumored till some time, will require the download version 2.11.528 from the Play Store or version 2.11.531 from the WhatsApp website for downloading.
Voice-calling can also be activated by receiving a call from someone whose voice feature is already activated.
After receiving the call from somebody who already has the feature installed in his/her phone, one needs to close and then reopen the app.
On doing this, instead of seeing the most recent chats, three tabs will be visible – Calls, Chats and Contacts.
The Call Tab will show incoming, outgoing and missed calls at the precise times.
This time WhatsApp has decided to keep the invite window activated for a longer duration as compared to the earlier scenario when it was active only for a couple of hours.
The company has been beta-testing the voice-calling feature for quite a while now. It had tested the call feature once before also. It is being said that the feature is showing better performance in India than internationally.
Users who will have the voice-calling feature will notice an icon for it, besides the Chat and Contacts tabs.
The call interface seems to be quite similar to a Smartphone's contact directory. The app keeps a record of recent WhatsApp calls as well.
Some time before a malware also came in news which promised access to the WhatsApp voice-calling feature. As per several media reports, if users clicked on a given link, they were taken to another website where they were made to take a survey on behest of WhatsApp.
However, instead of the calling feature, users taking the survey ended up downloading applications and software that contained dangerous malware.