As you know that there were several rumors coming around us about WhatsApp free voice calling feature but it’s time to know the truth, the sweet truth i.e the WhatsApp voice calling feature is now available and every user can activate it on an Android phone. Here I will tell you exactly how you can activate WhatsApp voice calling feature on your Android phone.
However, WhatsApp launched its voice calling feature with its latest version but still, it may be a hurdle for you to activate it because it is not completely in your hand. Don’t be confused. I will tell you everything. Keep reading the article carefully.
Here’s How to Activate WhatsApp Voice Calling Feature
First of all, go to Google Play and update your WhatsApp to the latest version because only the user who will have the latest WhatsApp version (that contained voice calling feature) will be able to activate WhatsApp voice calling feature.
Even after you installed the latest version of WhatsApp on your Android phone from Google Play, you will not be able to access the voice calling feature because as I’ve said that it is not in your hand. In fact, you will have to wait for a voice call from any of your friends who’s already activated the voice calling feature.
Once you’ve received the call, close the app and reopen it. You should now see a new screen with three columns, including Calls, Chats and Contacts whereas previously there was only a Chats tab.
Once you start seeing the Calls tab it means you’ve activated the WhatsApp voice calling feature. You can then call any of your WhatsApp contacts using the free voice calling feature.
Make sure that you may not be able to reach people who’re running the older versions of WhatsApp messenger.
It is surely not the most effective or appropriate way to launch a feature because even after launching the feature several users still may not be able to use it. Moreover, there is not any idea about whether the company will charge for calls in the future.
I will update this article if WhatsApp will offer any other most efficient way to activate the voice calling features or any notification about voice calling like pricing etc.
Editor’s Note: This article is old. It was originally published in March 2015.