Whatsapp launches free voice call feature in India

Mobile messaging application, ‘Whatsapp’ has now finally started testing their much awaited voice call feature through a limited number of users in India.

The company has reportedly started rolling this feature to meet the challenge posed by another messenger, ‘Hike’.

As of now, this voice calling feature is only available on invite-only basis. It means that you should get Whatsapp call from someone who already has it. At first look, it seems that this new feature is restricted to android users.

Whatsapp launches free voice call

Reddit user Pradnesh Patil with the username pradnesh07 was able to get this feature activated. He posted the screenshots and even a video of Whatsapp’s new interface which features voice call.

As per reports, Patil used the voice call feature on his Nexus 5 running Android Lollipop. The screen shots posted by Patil is quite similar to the leaked pictures of the interface which appeared online on December 2014.

Patil says that you need to get the Android Application Package from the website and not from the PlayStore. He even explains the working of Whatsapp voice call in the video he posted.

The interesting fact is that Whatsapp has not revealed its new voice call feature till now. As per some sources, the company is now testing this feature, and an official statement will be made soon.

Earlier, in October, WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum has told that the delay in voice calling feature is mainly due to the technical hurdles that developers were facing. He hinted then that the services will be delayed till the first quarter of 2015.

Whatsapp is touted to be the biggest messaging app in the world, and it has a user base of 700 million.