WhatsApp Messenger is one of the most popular Android apps that are a rage today with the smartphone users for its seamless chat service.
Its huge popularity has helped the app become the highest rated mobile app in all of Android market. The recent updates have undoubtedly made the application the simplest and most convenient messaging as well as calling application. The popular message application has cross-platform, which has made it available for different smartphones like Symbian, Nokia, Windows, BlackBerry, and IOS phones around the world. This application primarily works on Wi-Fi and 3G connection. Today from Europe to North America, South America, Asia and Africa, the mobile has single handedly dominated the entire world of mobile messaging with a user base of around 465 million. The application is particularly more popular amongst the younger generation that is driven towards staying more connected.
The New Voice Calling Feature in WhatsApp
Recently, a new voice calling feature has been added to the WhatsApp application that allows its users to make free calls to one another. Jan Koum, the WhatsApp CEO, announced the new feature in the app and stated that soon Android and iPhone users will be able to make free Internet calls making use of the feature. He also stated that the updated versions of the mobile app will later be made available to other users of Microsoft, Nokia and Blackberry phones. Before the recent update, the mobile app had a feature that allowed sending texts with audio, video and image files.
What are the Benefits?
The new update helps users call their friends without being charged a penny and this is a huge advantage over other similar apps. This would do a lot of saving to the people often call friends and relatives locally, nationally or internationally. The new WhatsApp v.4.0.0 comes with many other enticing features such as HD quality sound, recording of conversations, instant switch to GPRS in the middle of calls, greater connectivity and much more. With the latest WhatsApp v.4.0.0 the users may not be able to send audio files and images but they can definitely stay connected to each other through free calling.
How and from where to download the new Version?
As per the official website of WhatsApp, the new v.4.0.0 won’t be totally free. People using Apple devices will be charged one time when they download this application. For all other users Android is offering the app for free for first one year and then they will charge $0.99 USD per year. That said, there isn’t any difference between the paid and free versions of the app apart from the length of the service. The users who are already using the app can go ahead and download the updated version from the Play Store if you are using an Android device and you can go for iTunes if you are using an iPhone. Users can also log on to http://www.whatsapp.com/ and download the new version.