In November 2014, WhatsApp quietly unveiled an update to its mobile app that brought read receipts to the popular messaging service. Now, in a not so quiet fashion, the company has unveiled a long-requested feature.
The cross-platform messaging service WhatsApp was updated on Monday afternoon with several new features, marking the first time a new version of the app has been released since last March. Read ahead for a closer look at what’s new in the latest WhatsApp version, alongside a detailed changelog of the update.
Soon after Facebook acquired WhatsApp, the CEO of the messaging service revealed that it will soon be adding VoIP calling to the app, rivalling existing players like Skype and Viber. Leaked screenshots of an internal version of WhatsApp for iOS show this feature in action.
WhatsApp, the mobile messaging service that Facebook acquired for $19 billion, will soon be adding support for voice calls, rivalling services like Skype, Viber and FaceTime.