Finally, WhatsApp has begun to roll out voice call capabilities for the Jio Phone and other marketable feature phones running KaiOS. Users of Jio Phone and other smart feature phones will now have access to WhatsApp voice calls on their handsets as of today.
The massive messaging company just began sending out an update to its KaiOS app. Users of Jio Phones and other KaiOS mobile devices need only update WhatsApp to the most recent version (v2.2110.41) to enable the feature.
For those who are unaware, KaiOS-based handsets first received WhatsApp in 2018. Since then, the app has had the most monthly active users around the globe of any KaiOS non-system app. WhatsApp allowed KaiOS users to send messages, but until today, they couldn’t use the service to make audio calls.
In 2015, WhatsApp first made audio calling available to smartphone users. But until recently, the corporation had not included this function to its web platform. As a result, the business expanded the voice calling feature to the KaiOS platform after launching audio/video calling for WhatsApp desktop and web.
The Jio Phone and other KaiOS phones now have voice calling functionality thanks to the update, although WhatsApp’s voice calling feature still relies on VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) technology. Users must therefore be connected to a Wi-Fi or cellular network in order to access the feature on the aforementioned devices. It will operate on gadgets having at least 512 MB of RAM.
They will be able to use WhatsApp to call friends and family once they have connected their gadgets to the internet. If consumers maintain their gadgets always linked to the internet, they will also be able to receive voice calls on their devices just like regular calls.
Therefore, to access the feature, you must immediately update WhatsApp on your Jio Phone or other KaiOS-based device. It is a really useful innovation because it will make it possible for people using feature phones to make affordable voice calls to their loved ones.