While iOS and Android users have been enjoying free voice calls on WhatsApp for a while now, Windows Phone users have been forced to make old-fashioned paid phone calls to friends and family members, unless of course they use Skype, Line or any other app with similar functionality.
That all changes this week though with a new update to WhatsApp that adds the feature and should please the many Windows Phone users who have been waiting for it. Here’s the official description of the feature:
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.* Available on Windows Phone 8+. (Note: you can’t access 911 and other emergency service numbers through WhatsApp).
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