Remember when the CEO of WhatsApp, Jan Koum, announced that the mobile messaging service will soon be offering voice calling capability within this year? Well, if you’re even a little bit curious on how it will look like, iPhoneItalia has recently gotten their hands on some screenshots of WhatsApp’s voice calling feature on iOS that looks very similar to the latest iOS 7.1 phone interface.
Complete with the same circular buttons and blurred interface when one is making a call, the new WhatsApp interface also features a similar keyboard on iOS 7.1 that indicates whether shift is activated or not. According to iPhoneItalia, calls can be made directly on an existing chat and when you’re calling using WhatsApp, the call will have a “WhatsApp Call” written on the top to differentiate it from regular cellular calls.
Like existing mobile messaging apps with VoIP capability, calls on WhatsApp can be made when connected on both Wi-Fi and cellular data. The VoIP service should be free, unless our local telco gets worried and starts following SingTel’s footstep to implement charges to such apps for the usage of their network.