The much anticipated WhatsApp voice calling feature is out after all. After a lot of rumours and hypes around it, the instant messaging giant has finally confirmed the feature recently.
Though the update is only available for its Android users for now, the news of the update made millions of users ecstatic worldwide.
So if you are using WhatsApp on your android mobile you must be jumping with joy by now. While this feature is no doubt available for you, but to use it you need to download certain updates.
But no need to worry, as we’ve jotted down the step by step procedure to install this cool new feature on your mobile. Take a look:
WhatsApp voice calling feature will only work for their updates software version 2.11.552 or above. So if you are using any lower version you need to download the updated version of the software. Doing this is very easy.
All you need to do is to open the WhatsApp official site (www.whatsapp.com) on your mobile browser.
Once you clock on ‘Download new update’ option there, the site will recognise your mobile android device and redirect you to the particular download page.
Here you can download the .apk file by clicking on the download option.
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You can open your the browser on your computer and type http://www.whatsapp.com/android/current/WhatsApp.apk in the address bar. This link will directly take you to page from where you can download the .apk file.
You can also use the URL for your mobile download. Once you have downloaded the .apk file, you can transfer it to you mobile by using a USB cable.
First go to your security setting of the phone and enable ‘allow installation of apps from unknown sources’ option. Now, once the .apk file is downloaded in your phone, you simply need to install it.
Go to the file manager and click on the .apk file to install it. You do not need to delete or uninstall the existing WhatsApp software on your mobile.
Once the installation is complete, comes the difficult task. You’ll need someone with active voice calling feature to call you on your WhatsApp. Receive the call and once you complete it, restart your WhatsApp.
The voice calling feature on WhatsApp is activated now on your mobile. How do you know its working? You’ll be able to see three tabs on the user interface of your WhatsApp; calls, contact and chats.
Now that you have WhatsApp voice calling on your mobile, start calling other users and help them activate their voice calling as well.
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While updating this cool new feature on your WhatsApp you need to keep some points in your mind:
- According to the reports the voice calling feature is still not perfect. According the reports there is problem regarding lag time and connectivity issues.
- There are also reports of not activated voice calling feature even after receiving the call.