Messaging company WhatsApp is getting ready to compete directly with Skype and cell phone companies by offering its own voice call service. This was revealed in leaked screenshots that were uncovered by Android World.
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The Dutch website Android World wrote, “we have known for some time that it is possible to call with WhatsApp. This possibility is already a time in the WhatsApp application but has not been activated. We figured out how to call via WhatsApp works and will look out.”
In its latest version offered through the company’s website, but not the Google Play Store, WhatsApp offered screenshots revealed what the new calling service will actually look like. T is expected to work in the same way as sending texts and a phone-like page will display all calls made and received.
A call will be initiated in the same way as a message, by tapping on the WhatsApp icon.
It is still not clear when the new service will be made available. It was supposed to be ready by the end of 2014. Now it is expected to be released sometime early next year.