WhatsApp is a massive app. If you do not currently use it then you can be sure that a lot of the people in your address book use this app. That’s why Facebook was so keen to get in on the action and paid an obscene amount for the company earlier on this year. However, since then there have been a number of rumors that have been circulating. We reported a couple of weeks ago about the latest and most concrete evidence that WhatsApp might be coming to a web browser near you soon. Now, it looks like we are starting to see another rumor flesh out more.
This rumor is in respect of WhatsApp as a voice caller. This is another rumor which has been circulating for quite some time. That said, its status as a ‘rumor’ is probably not that accurate as the CEO did announce that this will be a feature soon. Either way though, if you are interested in the idea of WhatsApp as a voice caller service then you might want to check out the images below. These were obtained by AndroidWorld and basically show what it is presumed to be how the voice calling feature will look and work. The images highlight what the main incoming call screen will look like, which adopts the standard green WhatsApp banner top along with big screen imagery. In addition, you can also see images showing what the call log and missed calls will also look like. Again, these screens fit in with what we already know the WhatsApp app to look like. It is worth remembering, there is no indication if they (at all) resemble what the final product will look like. That said, it is always interesting to see what might be available.
This function is clearly unofficial as the company makes no mention of it. Probably, the app must’ve been at a test end of sorts for the feature. Interestingly, the calling feature is separate from the chat feature. The call logs, dialer and the contacts screen is separate from the main chat window. It also combines recording and playback.
Already, apps like Line, Skype and Viber offer voice calling functionality. In fact, on iOS, Android and Windows Phone voice calling through internet protocols is handled via FaceTime, Hangouts and Skype, so we can expect this feature to be a free addition. For India particularly, this will be relevant because WhatsApp executives in the past have been quoted saying that in India the app will always remain free.
Source : Indiatoday