WhatsApp free voice calling starts selected users in India

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The much awaited and promised voice calling feature has finally been rolled out by mobile messaging service WhatsApp.

But this feature will be accessible to only select users in the country and will be available on an invite basis. The invite-only basis basically means that users will get a call through WhatsApp from someone who already has the feature updated. The feature is also restricted to Android only and you will need the updated 2.11.508 version to access the app.

However, even after installing the new version, voice calling will not be activated for all users. Users will only be able to get the voice calling feature if someone who has it enabled calls them through WhatsApp similar to an invite system, as per Patil. He added that the person who sent him the invite has confirmed that it works on all Android phones (and not just Android 5.0 phones) and in other countries (not just India).

WhatsApp has not announced the rollout of the feature yet. Perhaps, it’s still testing the feature with select users.