To Top

App: Whatsapp voice calling


Whatsapp’s voice calling is now available to all android users. The world’s most popular messaging app with over 700 million monthly active users only introduced this feature recently and rolled it out gradually to its Android users. If you are not an Android user, you will just have to wait a little longer to get this feature. But if you use Android, and haven’t yet activated voice calling on Whatsapp, what are you waiting for?

The process isn’t as simple as updating Whatsapp to start using the voice calling features. It involves a couple more steps that you need to follow. Below is a detailed process of how to get it, so take a look to enable voice calling on Whatsapp for Android.

First, download the latest version. The latest version on Whatsapp’s website is 2.12.7, but if one is downloading from Google Play, ensure that your device has version 2.11.561, as older versions don’t support this feature for all users.

Once one has the latest version of Whatsapp installed your Android phone, ask someone who has Whatsapp calling enabled to make a Whatsapp call to your number.

Multiple users have reported that giving a missed call doesn’t work. One will have to receive the call and wait for a few seconds before disconnecting to activate Whatsapp voice calling.

When the feature is enabled on the smartphone, the user will see a new three-tab layout on Whatsapp, one each for calls, chats and contacts.


More in Features & Profiles

  • Hustler: DJ King Bryan

    SPINNING DISCS: He is the son of the famous DJ Rotah and looks like spinning discs runs in the blood. DJ...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 28, 2016
  • Some people deserve my diva attitude

    super model vibes: Stacie Aamito Lagum is headlining Kampala Fashion Week for the second time. The event runs from October 20...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 21, 2016
  • Hustler: Linda Pacy Katusiime

    TALKING DESIGNS: Linda Katusiime started her business by doing deliveries for friends and relatives. Bringing in items from Turkey, Germany, China...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 21, 2016
  • How to be Mr Safe Hands Denis Onyango

    CATCHING BALLS: He may not be able to save you from your financial woes, but shoot any ball in his direction...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 21, 2016
  • Zil escaped from class to sing

    Early dreams: He is only 25, but for him, it is already a story of grass to grace. Zil Nantamegwa started...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 21, 2016
  • Kalifah has never called anyone dad

    REINVENTING SELF: Since the flop of his concert, singer Kalifah Aganaga has been a little quiet. Last we heard, he had...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 15, 2016
  • People had hijacked my life – Faridah

        New beginnings: Social media was on Tuesday awash with photos of Faridah Nakazibwe’s wedding to boyfriend, Dr Omar Ssali...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 15, 2016
  • What Queen of Katwe means to them

    Katwe experience: Based on the vibrant story of Phiona Mutesi, whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 7, 2016
  • How to be… the no-nonsense Jennifer Musisi

    KCCA bosslady: She is probably the most popular woman in Kampala, and no – not for scandals or anything else, but...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 7, 2016