If you’ve been wondering when, oh when, someone will ring you via WhatsApp so you’ll get its new voice calling feature, you won’t have to sit by the phone any longer.
Updating to WhatsApp version 2.12.5 via Google Play does the trick. Once you’ve got the latest version, you’ll see a revamped interface with three tabs for calls, contacts and chats.
Alternatively, you could download the APK installer from WhatsApp’s site and install it yourself. The version on the site reportedly brings voice calling too.
To place a call, tap the Calls tab and then the new call button at the top of your screen. Then, select a contact to ring them over WhatsApp.
The feature is slated to arrive on iOS in the coming weeks, said WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton at Facebook’s recent F8 conference.