It goes without saying that many of WhatsApp’s 800 million active monthly users access the messaging service using an iPhone. Over the past couple of months WhatsApp has gradually been rolling out its voice calling feature. First it was made available to users on Android and WhatsApp said back then that the feature would be activated for iOS users in just a couple of weeks, and today it has flipped the switch, WhatsApp users on iOS can now make voice calls.
An update to the WhatsApp for iOS app has gone live in the App Store. The changelog mentions that this update activates the voice calling feature for iOS users.
WhatsApp voice calls are free, you just need to be connected to an internet connection, and you can then call any fellow WhatsApp users regardless of what device they’re using and where they might be located.
Users have been cautioned though that the feature will go live “slowly over the next few week,” so don’t expect to start using it from today. You may have to wait for a short while before the feature goes live in your region.
The new update also adds a quick access button to the camera and camera roll, and even allows you to send multiple videos at once.