WhatsApp to Introduce Voice Calling

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When WhatsApp came, a lot of people stopped using SMS services. WhatsApp only just started in 2009 and now has an astounding 465 million users. Now the company has announced it is going to launch free voice calling services.

The question on everyone’s (those who are using the company’s services or following its rise) mind is, will WhatsApp revolutionize voice calling the way it changed messaging?

Jan Koum, company co-founder (who also doubles up as its CEO), made the momentous announcement at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The free voice calling feature will be rolled out in the second quarter and will be initially available on Apple and Android phones.

This is the unassuming co-founder’s first appearance in public after it was announced last week that Facebook was acquiring WhatsApp for a sum of $19 billion. When the service is launched, it is expected to give stiff competition to other voice calling services like Kik, Viber and Skype. Incidentally, Facebook cofounder Mark Zuckerburg is also visiting the Mobile World Congress as a keynote speaker.







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