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After first being released on iOS and Android and then later being rolled out to BlackBerry 10, the calling feature for WhatsApp is finally coming to Windows Phone as was predicted weeks ago.

The WhatsApp beta for Windows Phone now has the feature built in, so if you’re utilizing the public release of the app, you’ll have to wait a little longer. The calling feature works just like it does on other platforms; simply tap the phone icon to make a call or tap the green button to accept the call while a call is coming in.

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Unfortunately there is still no word on when WhatsApp will bring the feature to the rest of Windows Phone users, but it’ll probably be sooner rather than later. Until then, for those not using the beta version, there are plenty of VoIP apps still available on the platform — Skype, Viber, WeChat and LINE, to name a few.

Still, with over 800 million active monthly users on WhatsApp, it’ll be interesting to see how well the VoIP feature does when it does launch to the masses.

You can get WhatsApp on your Windows Phone to take part in the new feature.


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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 http://www.joshrobertnay.com.