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WhatsApp Messenger update finally brings the long-awaited voice calling feature

WhatsApp Messenger update finally brings the long-awaited voice calling feature

Digital Communicator
April 21, 2015

First announced more than a year ago, WhatsApp Messenger has just updated its iPhone app to include the long-awaited voice calling feature.

Starting with version 2.12.1, users can call friends and family for no charge – even if they’re in another country. Voice calling uses your phone’s Internet connection, so data charges may apply. The feature is slowly rolling out over the next few weeks.

And with the app’s new iOS 8 share extension, you can share photos, videos, and links to WhatsApp from other apps.

The quick camera button in chats will now allow users to capture or select photos and videos.

Finally, along with the ability to edit contacts directly from the app, users can send multiple videos at once and crop or rotate them before sending.

WhatsApp Messenger is designed for the iPhone and can be downloaded now on the App Store for free.

As you probably remember, the app was purchased by Facebook in a blockbuster $19 billion acquisition in early 2014.

Earlier this year, WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum announced that the app has at least 700 million active users per month. And with the new voice calling feature, expect to see that number continue to skyrocket.

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