WhatsApp to integrate Call via Skype Feature Very Soon


New Delhi, Jan 07: WhatsApp is going to add an exciting voice calling feature to its app. Recent reports suggested that the cross-platform mobile messaging app will integrate Call via Skype feature to make it livelier.

Maktechblog reported, that while digging into the WhatsApp for iPhone app, which was updated in November, they found several references that indicating that WhatsApp would add "Call via Skype" feature.

According to this report, WhatsApp will integrate "Call via Skype" feature very soon. Other features will also include "Call Hold", "Call Mute", "Call Back", "Call Back Message", "Call Me in X minutes", "Call Notifications", and a separate screen for call logs.

WhatsApp, which has now been acquired by Facebook might also include a Driving Mode feature which could read out messages and calls while the user is driving or is on the "Do not Disturb" mode. WhatsApp seems to be following the same lines as Facebook which has also partnered with Skype to launch its video service.

Earlier, there were reports that WhatsApp will not get voice-calling feature till early 2015. The app is being used by 700 million people every month, up from 600 million in August 2014. CNET reported that, the company's CEO Jan Koum wrote in a Facebook post that users are sending 30 billion messages per day.

Earlier reports suggest that WhatsApp may soon run on desktops as well. In an interview with TechCrunch, co-founder of rival messaging app Telegram, Pavel Durov said that he thinks that WhatsApp is working on a web version similar to web.telegram.org, since they tried to hire Telegram's web developer.

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