The WhatsApp calling feature is finally here for everyone: and we really mean everyone this time. The most eagerly-anticipated Android feature we’ve seen in a long time is now rolling out everywhere – without any WhatsApp call ”invitation” required. This is the moment when you finally, honestly, really get WhatsApp voice calls on your phone.
How to enable WhatsApp voice calls
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The latest version of WhatsApp, v2.12.19 is the one you’ve been waiting for: it does not require someone with WhatsApp call feature already activated to call you.
All you need to do is hit up the WhatsApp website and download v2.12.19. You will need to have Unknown Sources enabled in your device’s security settings first though (don’t forget to turn Unknown Sources off again afterwards), but then all you do is install the downloaded app and you’ll see the three tab view below with the ability to make and receive WhatsApp calls. Once you receive a call from someone with WhatsApp calls, you’ll see three tabs.
If you’re not so keen on allowing Unknown Sources, you can still use the old route with the latest version in the Play Store, which is currently v2.12.5.
The process remains the same as before:
You’ll get a detailed call log and can now make calls yourself.
The calls tab will show you a detailed call log and in any chat with a WhatsApp contact you’ll find that the dialer icon at the top now makes calls direct via WhatsApp and not the regular dialer. We’ve tested the latest version with several phones and they all worked first try, so it looks like the wait is finally over and WhatsApp voice calls are here for everyone.