WhatsApp started testing voice calls [screenshots]




WhatsApp service started open testing of the voice calls. It became known from the popular messenger screenshots leak, said the publication Venturebeat.


Reddit user posted image Site updated application interface. According to him, at the moment through WhatsApp can call the owners of Nexus 5 with Android 5.0 (or higher). In one of the screenshots captured tab Calls, which you can add your favorite contacts to make calls, on the other – directly call screen with buttons to activate the speakerphone, mute the microphone and send a text message.

Despite its popularity, the messenger needed innovation. About a year ago, the head WhatsApp Koumi Yang said that the service will be able to voice calls in the II quarter of 2014, but this did not happen. Recently it became known that this function should appear in the application in the first quarter of this year.

World’s most popular instant messenger runs on smartphones with operating systems iOS, Android, Symbian, as well as BlackBerry phones and Nokia. There is no official WhatsApp customers for stationary operating systems like Windows, OS X or Linux, but recently Android-client users can use the web version .




WhatsApp as a whole lags behind competitors in the number of supported platforms. For example, in addition to the mobile application Telegram, in this project has the web version and desktop applications. All messages are synchronized between them. iMessage also features in the mobile and desktop form, and the same goes for Viber.

WhatsApp actively gaining popularity. In August, the number of users of the messenger was 600 million. Since this value is increased by another 100 million, reached in January mark of 700 million people . Function of voice calls is designed to increase the coverage of the audience members.

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