KaiOS Devices Get WhatsApp Voice Call Feature
WhatsApp has now launched its voice calling feature to smart feature phones. This messaging app has collaborated with the KaiOS platform to allow people to create internet-based voice calls on their KaiOS-based feature phones all over the world.
It will include the JioPhone, Nokia 8110 4G, and many other feature phones in India. To activate this feature then open the chatbox, Options>Voice call.
Matt Idema, COO of WhatsApp, said, “People are relying on WhatsApp now more than ever to communicate and stay in touch with their loved ones. We want to support communities that are on lighter operating systems in many places around the world. Bringing WhatsApp voice calls to KaiOS-enabled devices helps us connect the world privately through a service that is simple, reliable and accessible to everyone – no matter what kind of mobile device they’re using”.
For this uninitiated, WhatsApp was made available for its features voice call on KaiOS-based feature phones in 2019 in select markets. Now the KaiOS users have been enjoying WhatsApp in the form of text, voice messaging, and sharing media and it will be secured with end-to-end encryption to keep private conversations. WhatsApp is now the top KaiOS non-system app with the highest monthly active users (MAU) worldwide.
If you are using the feature phone then It will now be able to make voice calls on WhatsApp as the KaiOS has enabled WhatsApp VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) for enabled devices worldwide. This update will be available to all smartphone feature phones with the latest version of the app on KaiOS OS with 512MB RAM on the phone.
India has many feature phone users and this new update by WhatsApp will bring benefits for them. The WhatsApp’s voice calling feature on KaiOS devices will also help you to save money as the app will now allow you to make voice calls over the Internet using Wi-Fi or mobile data.
It means that the users can save their voice recharge pack or recharge their numbers with a sufficient amount. You can now spend more money on recharging your internet packs as calls would be included in that.
Whatsapp said in a statement that it will now become the top KaiOS non-system app with the highest monthly active users (MAU) worldwide.
To use the voice call feature in your smart feature phone than you need to first update your app. If you are buying a new device then it will include VoIP feature in the latest version of WhatsApp, which is pre-installed upon shipment.
If we talk about the voice calling feature update, then this app now allows you to make voice calls over the Internet using Wi-Fi or mobile data, rather than expansive to make voice minutes from cellular plans.
This new feature further increases the overall experience to use kairos devices, especially now, when we talk about the strong mobility restrictions that make platforms like WhatsApp and features like voice calls over the internet make it difficult for people to stay connected.