WhatsApp: Voice calls arrive on Windows Phone for all users

The last client update WhatsApp on Windows Phone brings voice calls. That Redmond is the third platform to get the functionality, after Android and iOS.

After about a month of arrival in the beta client, the voice of WhatsApp are officially landed on Windows Phone. Microsoft’s mobile platform comes again late on a functionality that Android users enjoy from March and the iOS in April. The functionality has been integrated in the latest update of the app for Windows Phone, and thus available to all users of the platform.

Voice calls are still only compatible with Windows Phone 8 or later, and are then cut off users who have a smartphone stationary version 7.x. The feature allows you to receive and make calls via VoIP and from different platforms and of course use the data plan of your Internet connection without impacting on communications via the cellular network.

The functionality is explained well on Windows Phone Store:

WhatsApp CALLS : Call friends and relatives using WhatsApp for free, even if they are in another country. The function calls WhatsApp uses your Internet connection of your phone and not the voice minutes included in your calling plan. Available on Windows Phone 8. (Note: 112, 113 and other emergency numbers are not accessible via WhatsApp).

Many smartphone applications support similar functionality for some time, and in many cases, the call quality is much higher, especially over 3G weak. Voice calls on WhatsApp seem to still work during construction, and we are confident that the quality will improve with time. The workarounds are still many, such as the ” twin ” Facebook Messenger, Skype or Viber one of the first on the mobile to offer such a service.

Image form WindowsCentral
Image form WindowsCentral

Voice calls to WhatsApp on Windows Phone have been introduced with the new version 2.12.60 of the client that can be installed by upgrading the application or by downloading it from this address.