WhatsApp finally brings voice calling to the masses

WhatsApp users, the time has finally arrived: voice calling is finally here for everyone. After being announced more than a year ago then launching in private beta earlier this year, the calling feature is here after a long and twisting road.

Of course, there's another minor addition in this update as well. Here's the full breakdown of what's new in WhatsApp version 2.12.60:

  • WhatsApp Calling: Call your friends and family using WhatsApp for free, even if they're in another country. WhatsApp calls use your phone's Internet connection rather than your cellular plan's voice minutes. Data charges may apply. Available on Windows Phone 8+.
  • You can now send audio files (available on Windows Phone 8.1+)

And there you have it, the wait is finally over. If you want to get started calling all of your buddies from the warm, green comfort of WhatsApp, you can grab the update from the link below.

Thanks for the numerous tips, everyone!

Download WhatsApp from the Windows Phone Store

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Dan Thorp-Lancaster

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