WhatsApp finally gets Calling feature on Windows Phone after v.2.12 update in Store


WhatsApp, the popular messaging app on Windows Phone has finally snagged an update in Store which adds the ability to use WhatsApp Calling feature. The update also adds the ability to send audio files.


WhatsApp started rolling out the free calling features to the Android users last year and it was available for Android and iOS users in early 2015. Now, the same feature has made its way to the Windows Phone.

The update bumps the version of WhatsApp to v2.12.60. and has the following change log:

  • WhatsApp Calling now lets you call your friends in other countries free of cost by using your device’s internet connection
  • Send and receive audio files

WhatsApp calling on Windows Phone would be welcomed by all the users and it’s good to see Windows Phone finally catching up with competitive mobile platforms in features.

The update for WhatsApp is now available for download from Store and will be installed automatically. Otherwise, you may manually install the update from the instructions found in this article.

Note: You must be running Windows Phone 8 or above to use the calling feature and Windows Phone 8.1 or above to get the ability to send audio files.

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Ahmad Wahid

Being a University student of computer, has developed keen interest in technology and like to test out the new gadgets. His interests include Social Networking as well.