After Android, WhatsApp Call Arrives on iOS Devices

April 27, 2015, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

After Android devices, WhatsApp has decided to carry forward its call feature to the iOS devices.

The latest update available for the app will now let iOS users carry out free calls within their contact list by means of Wi-Fi or data connection.

However, iOS users may not find an instant access to the call feature on the app.

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The new update is made available on the Apple Store with a description saying ‘WhatsApp Calling is rolling out slowly over the next several weeks’. This means users will still have to wait a bit more to ring up their contacts on WhatsApp.

WhatsApp rolled out the call feature by means of invitation, by which receiving a call from a WhatsApp user stood as the token for their access to the call feature.

Call feature in Android was also commenced on a similar manner, in which users were granted the call feature over a period of time after the update download.

The new update is also bringing a big change to the iOS users, by letting them share media files and links directly from the Camera and Photos apps. The service will be provided by roping in the extension features of iOS.

Users can also have some taste of editing the videos before sending them out on chat. These include minor tasks such as cropping, rotating, adding caption and the like. Other features in the update include the editing of contacts within the app.

iOS would serve as the second platform on which WhatsApp will be trying out its call feature. However, it is still unclear whether Windows Phone users can avail the services any time soon.

The Facebook owned company has also set a new benchmark for its own by crossing 800 million mark with its active users.

The info was posted on Facebook by WhatsApp co-founder and CEO Jan Koum, who also made it sure to remind of the difference between active users and registered users.

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