Jio Phone and other KaiOS feature phones get WhatsApp voice call update

WhatsApp voice call update

Jio Phone has finally received the Whatsapp voice call update. The feature is also rolling out to other KaiOS-based feature phones around the world. The WhatsApp voice call feature works on VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) technology and requires active Wi-Fi mobile data connectivity for users to make calls. Jio Phone and other KaiOS feature phone users will need to update WhatsApp to the latest version V2.2110.41 to get the WhatsApp voice calling feature. Once enabled, users can make WhatsApp voice calls on any chat thread from Options > Voice calls. Additionally, users can join a WhatsApp voice call on their feature phone just like a normal call, but as said, it must be connected to Wi-Fi or cellular internet to receive calls through the instant messaging app. should go.

WhatsApp voice call update

Matt Idema, COO of WhatsApp, said in a statement: “Bringing WhatsApp voice calls to KaiOS-enabled devices allows us to privately connect the world through a service that is simple, reliable and accessible to all. – regardless of the type of mobile device they are using.”

“With WhatsApp, we are taking another important step towards the goal of making essential, useful services accessible to all, including underserved communities, seniors looking for simple devices, and as a companion phone. Including those using KaiOS devices. Now with the voice calling feature, users can easily make calls anywhere, anytime in a cost-effective manner,” said Sebastian Codville, CEO, KaiOS Technologies.

WhatsApp was made available for the KaiOS operating system back in September 2018. It also claimed to be the top KaiOS non-system app with the highest monthly active users worldwide. For regular smartphones, Whatsapp introduced its voice calling feature on smartphones in February 2015. However, this feature was added to the desktop apps for Windows and Mac only in March this year.

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