Instant messaging and free voice calling have become quite popular on Android in recent times, with people using apps like WhatsApp, Viber and Skype. WhatsApp has been the popular choice in the instant messaging category, while apps like Viber and Skype are popular for free internet phone calls. How awesome would it be if WhatsApp could make free phone calls on Android?
The good news is that now WhatsApp users can make free voice calls through their Android devices. You don’t need to install separate apps like Viber for making internet phone calls now. Previously, WhatsApp voice calling for Android required an invitation for enabling the call feature. However, the latest update of the app doesn’t require any invitation and you can start calling right after installing the update.
In this guide, I’ll show you how to update WhatsApp on your Android device in order to enable WhatsApp voice calling for Android.
How To Enable WhatsApp Voice Calling On Android?
I would recommend updating your WhatsApp messenger through the Google Play Store first as it is easier. If you get the new voice calling layout, then you already have voice calling enabled on your phone. If the WhatsApp voice call feature is still not enabled on your phone, follow the steps below.
Go to the Official WhatsApp website and press the Download Now button in order to download the WhatsApp apk file.
Go to Security in Settings on your Android device and enable the Unknown sources option.
If you downloaded the WhatsApp apk file on your PC, transfer it to your Android device by connecting it to your PC using a micro USB cable.
Open the downloaded WhatsApp apk file on your Android device to install it. Tap on the Install button in order to install the latest WhatsApp update on your Android device.
Once the update is installed, tap on the Open button in order to launch WhatsApp.
After opening the app, you’ll see three different tabs. The tab on the left that says CALLS is for making free voice calls. Swipe to the CALLS tab. Tap on the Call button in order to make a free voice call and select your desired contact. That’s it! You have successfully enabled the WhatsApp voice call feature on Android. The CALLS tab will also display your WhatsApp call log.
Third party apps on the Google Play Store are making the lives of Android users easier day by day. WhatsApp was already an incredible app used by millions of users for instant messaging.
With the new WhatsApp voice call feature, the app has become even more awesome and you don’t need to install any other apps for making free voice calls. Let us know about your experience with the WhatsApp voice call feature and feel free to ask any questions in the comments area below.