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Forget making VoIP calls via WhatsApp Messenger using a native calling feature. According to reports, Facebook’s WhatsApp may be joining forces with Microsoft’s Skype to deliver a voice calling option to users.

It all happens using a “Call via Skype” feature, a feature that, among others, has been seen in a leaked string of code. Other features include in the leaked code include Call Mute, Call Hold, Call back, Call me in X minutes, Call back message, Call Via Skype, Call Notifications and Separate screen for call logs.

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This is an interesting twist for WhatsApp users who have been waiting on a call feature for almost a year and comes just after a massive security boost rolled out to WhatsApp users.

Of course, this is all, unfortunately a rumor; we haven’t yet had a confirmation from WhatsApp and there’s no guarantee that such a feature is being planned. This wouldn’t be the first time we’ve seen a feature or app get put on hold. So we’ll put it over in the rumor bin while we work to get it confirmed. Still, what do you think? Would a “Call via Skype” button make your dream of making calls via WhatsApp come true.


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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at