WhatsApp voice calls now work on Android
When you’ve been sitting, wishing and ready in your Android handset to allow you to make free knowledge-based mostly calls, then right now’s your fortunate day. Our friends over at Engadget Spanish have found that WhatsApp’s lengthy-promised voice calling is now obtainable to everybody. As soon as up to date, the app supplies a brand new tab that’ll allow you to dial buddies on prime of texting them. So how does it work? I gave it a whirl over right here in France, calling my colleague Richard Lai in Hong Kong. The standard was fairly clear, although there was a delay of at the very least a couple of seconds — although that is typical of any VOIP service (hey, Skype) and a redial may’ve cleared it up. Additionally, we are 6,000 miles aside.
Should you’re trying to get calling, chances are you’ll must be affected person. First off, the replace might not have arrived to all areas, and even when it has, may fit intermittently. One UK consumer advised us that his name contacts listing was empty and that nobody picked up when he rang. However, it appears to be high-quality for many of us Engadget editors and labored equally nicely for our Spanish confreres. It is solely obtainable on Android for now, however WhatsApp founder Brian Acton just lately stated it might hit iOS very quickly too.
Daniel Cooper contributed to this report.