For some time now, the Facebook-owned WhatsApp Messenger has been teasing an upcoming voice calling feature, and a beta version of the app containing voice callingis already in the hands of certain users. Now, images of WhatsApps voice calling feature running in the iOS version of the app have hit the Web, providing iPhone owners with an idea of how voice callingwill look when it reaches Apples handset.
The pictures, via iPhone Italia, are included above and below. As you can see, voice chat is incorporated alongside WhatsApp Messengers instant messaging (IM) interface, allowing users to initiate calls and view a call log. Once a call has been initiated, users can terminate the call, set a reminder to follow up a call, send a message, mute the call, or broadcast the call to the built-in speaker. In essence, WhatsApps voice calling feature replicates the iOS Phone app.
Take a look:
WhatsApp Messenger’s voice calling feature.
At present, WhatsApp boasts some 700 million users worldwide. It provides a solid, cross-platform IM service for iPhone owners like me whohave friends still sittingin the Android OS camp. But its also got a huge user base overseas, too, where the Google-made OS still dominates.