tech2 News StaffApr 28, 2015 08:30:24 IST
WhatsApp has now officially released its voice calling feature to all BlackBerry 10 users. With the new BlackBerry version 2.12.12, all users can make VoIP calls to any part of the world as long as they are on Wi-Fi, not a cellular network.
TechTimes points out that WhatsApp calling has been available for the BlackBerry for sometime now, but was only available for users with the beta version of the app.
The updated WhatsApp app brings in many new features as well. Apart from bug fixes, WhatsApp also allows users to search for messages, chats, and contacts with a dedicated new Search option on the chat list. WhatsApp will also show location messages in a larger map and brings in new font and highlighting settings to match those used for BlackBerry OS 10.3. In other features, users can also add unsaved contacts to their list can also create WhatsApp-specific subdirectories for all audio/video files received.
The report added that users who are using the beta release of WhatsApp will have to delete the beta version from their device and download the new version. It also points out that those who do not have the app, but would like to try out its voice calling feature can download it from BlackBerry World.
The official WhatsApp voice calling first rolled out to Android devices in March and was followed by the official release to iOS users in mid-April. WhatsApp is also reportedly working on adding voice calling feature to Windows Phone app as well.
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