The WhatsApp messaging app will roll out support for voice calling for iPhone owners thanks to the latest update for the app.


While the 2.12.1 version of WhatsApp is now live in the iOS App Store, the actual calling support will be rolled out over the next several weeks. Here's what's new in the latest version:

  • WhatsApp Calling: Call your friends and family using WhatsApp for free, even if they're in another country. WhatsApp calls use your phone's Internet connection rather than your cellular plan's voice minutes. Data charges may apply.
  • iOS 8 share extension: Share photos, videos, and links right to WhatsApp from other apps.
  • Quick camera button in chats: Now you can capture photos and videos, or quickly choose a recent camera roll photo or video.
  • Edit your contacts right from WhatsApp.
  • Send multiple videos at once and crop and rotate videos before sending them.