The feature will be rolling out over the next few weeks; in the meantime, just get your Android-using friends to give you a call instead.

Liang Hwei  |  Singapore
Published 2015-04-22 17:28:11

The WhatsApp update that we’ve been waiting for on our iPhones has finally arrived: according to Apple App store updates, WhatsApp voice calling on iOS is now available.

With WhatsApp version 2.12.1, you will now be able to call your friends and family through the app’s new VoIP (voice over IP) service, making the calls free-of-charge (not considering data charges).

The only problem is that not all of us can use it just yet.

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According to the changelog: “Call your friends and family using WhatsApp for free, even if they’re in another country. WhatsApp calls use your phone’s Internet connection rather than your cellular plan’s voice minutes. Data charges may apply. Note: WhatsApp Calling is rolling out slowly over the next several weeks.”

So if you’re struggling to find out how to get Whatsapp calls to work on your iPhone, fret not: it’ll come around soon. We’re not sure exactly when, but it seems that it will follow the usual WhatsApp pace — slow, and annoyingly unexpected.

Meanwhile, just get your Android-using friends to give you a call instead.

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