WhatsApp users will soon be able to make free calls from within the iOS version of the app.
The messaging service’s iPhone update, which is available now, will eventually bring voice calling features to the Facebook-owned platform in the near future, according to the company.
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The app’s calling features will rely on a Wi-Fi or data connection and won’t use carrier minutes. This is particularly significant given the app’s prevalence in Europe, where many users already rely on WhatsApp more than tradition SMS. The addition of free voice calls make the service even more powerful; users can now chat with international acquaintances without extra charges. Read more…