WhatsApp now offers iPhone users the chance to make calls from within its app, two weeks after rolling out a similar feature to Android devices.
An update to WhatsApp’s iOS application was released overnight, with voice calling slowly being rolled out to devices with the new version of the app installed.
The feature uses a phone or tablet’s Wi–Fi connection to make calls, meaning you won’t eat into your data or minutes allowance when you dial up contacts.
It’s already being billed as a handy solution to those looking to avoid roaming costs.
WhatsApp will be hoping this latest addition can help it take on Microsoft's Skype service, as well as Apple’s FaceTime equivalent.
It also brings it into line with big name rival Viber, which has been tussling for messaging supremacy with the Facebook-owned WhatsApp platform for some time.
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