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February 24, 2014

WhatsApp to get voice calling feature by the summer MWC14

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CEO Jan Koum

FaceBook’s newly acquired WhatsApp is to have voice calling capabilities by the summer. CEO Jan Koum revealed that the much-requested feature will arrive before the summer, at a press event at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Jan Koum went on to say:

“We use the least amount of bandwidth and we use the hell out of it. We will focus on simplicity. There are no planned changes and we will continue to do what we set out to do, even after the acquisition closes, still no marketing.”

The messaging service, will go head to head with BBM, Line and other big name rivals that already have voice calling functionality.

WhatsApp’s Android, iPhone and iPad apps will get the new feature first, with “some Nokia and BlackBerry phones” getting an upgrade at a later date. Whether the new service will be free or a paid extra we wait to find out.

 Via: Engadget

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Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini