At present, WhatsApp is among the most popular cross-messaging platform for sending instant messages, pictures, videos and voice clips, but this messaging platform is missing one more feature i.e. the VOIP functionality. The VOIP feature or what we called a voice calling feature, which is present in apps such as Skype, Line, Viber and even in BBM but is not yet arrived on WhatsApp messenger.
However, we heard in past that WhatsApp would be soon receiving the voice calls feature and it was later revealed by the WhatsApp’s co-founder, Jan Koum at MWC 2014 that WhatsApp users might be able to expect the feature to be arriving in the second quarter of 2014. Well, thanks to folks over iPhoneItalia, we have managed to get our eyes on alleged screenshots of the VOIP feature in action.
According to iPhoneItalia, the screenshot shown above is claimed to be the WhatsApp’s upcoming VOIP feature, which looks similar to the iPhone’s native phone interface. This means we can expect different UI for different operating systems, as the image pictured above is for iOS then UI for WhatsApp for Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry might differ in looks.
The VOIP functionality appears to be simple such that users can enable loudspeaker or mute the microphone, or return back to message. Also, there is a camera button on the bar above the keyboard to click pictures and send them to recipients instead of hiding the photo attachments behind the “more” button.
However, there are no official words from WhatsApp for the updated version to be made available for download and whether the voice calling feature will be free or will be charged like Skype or Viber. By the time, user can take it as a pinch of salt and stay tuned for more updates.
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