WhatsApp adding voice calling to Android and iOS in Q2 2014, Nokia and BlackBerry devices later


  • Zee

    I’d expect Hangouts to have voice calling by then as well. They’ve already rolled it out to the iOS version, wonder why the delay for Android voice calling in Hangouts.

    • Justinn Parkinson

      I thought Hangouts already had voice calling? Or do you not count the “Video Calling” without camera not the same.

      Maybe I just miss understood you comment, but I’ve def. made calls from hangouts to friends.

    • Zee

      Not video calling, just like making a phone call but it doesn’t use your cell connection, it’s basically like making a VoIP call but through hangouts. You can already do this from the web, and the iOS version has it as well, it’s just Android that doesn’t. Making a voice call means you can call someone’s land line phone using hangouts, they don’t need to be logged into hangouts for example.

  • Max Fireman

    Awesome. Whatsapp could stay #1 for a loooong time if the voice launch is successful.

  • Striker67

    Facebook has had voice calling for a while. If I haven’t used that I don’t see why I would use it under their subsidiary.

    • alphs22

      It would just be for convenience, I think. In the case you’re chatting with someone and something urgent comes up, you don’t have to leave the app.

    • Justinn Parkinson

      I’ve used it once or twice but it’s only become more confusing to use it, not really worth for people who have little patience… which in this world is a lot of consumers -_-