WhatsApp the most popular of all instant messaging apps that run over an internet connection looks all set to introduce its new free voice calling feature for its giant community of about 600 million users. Earlier this year, the CEO of WhatsApp Jan Koum mentioned at the Mobile World Congress that the company had the plans to introduce voice calling feature to its product during the second quarter of 2014.
A few months ago, images of the Beta version of WhatsApp for iOS were launched showing that the app had speaker and microphone options which clearly showed that the app will soon have a voice calling plug-in.
The According to WPcentral, some volunteers who are handed over the job of translating Hindi for app said that this time they were given translations for words associated with voice calling such as “hang-up”, ”incoming call” and “outgoing call” which is a strong indication that the feature will arrive soon.
Latest leaked images suggests that the app will come with translation features which will be displayed when a person receives a call. The presence of translation feature is also a green signal for the voice calling feature to be coming soon.
The CEO further said at the MWC that they plan to add the voice calling feature for the android and iOS first and later for the windows and Blackberry phones. Soon after this announcement, a leak came out suggesting that the company had already started testing the feature.
WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook a few months ago and soon after that the app witnessed 15 percent increase in traffic and about 50 million of its users come from India alone. The voice calling feature for Facebook has yet not been confirmed.