WhatsApp For iOS Gets Voice Calls, New Sharing Extension and Many New Features
WhatsApp has released a major update for its iPhone app bringing voice calling (VoIP), a new sharing extension new ways to share content with friends and family.
WhatsApp voice calling uses an Internet connection (VoIP) rather than cellular phone service to make calls. Using this feature user can call friends and family for no charge even if they are in another country. Voice calling uses your phone's Internet connection, so data charges may apply. WhatsApp says the new calling feature will be rolling out over the new several weeks.
The new version also includes an iOS 8 sharing extension for sending content like photos, videos, and links to contacts on WhatsApp from other apps on the iPhone. Also there is a quick camera button in chats allowing to take photos and share them, ability to send multiple videos and more.
Here is the full change log for the new update 2.12.1
- WhatsApp Calling: Call your friends and family using WhatsApp for free, even if they're in another country. WhatsApp calls use your phone's Internet connection rather than your cellular plan's voice minutes. Data charges may apply. Note: WhatsApp Calling is rolling out slowly over the next several weeks.
- iOS 8 share extension: Share photos, videos, and links right to WhatsApp from other apps.
- Quick camera button in chats: Now you can capture photos and videos, or quickly choose a recent camera roll photo or video.
- Edit your contacts right from WhatsApp.
- Send multiple videos at once and crop and rotate videos before sending them.
WhatsApp Messenger is free for iPhone and can be downloaded from the App Store.