Rumors about WhatsApp introducing voice calling on its app have been making rounds since a lot of time now. This has been accompanied by a number of leaked proofs and other hints time and again. It was believed that Facebook’s acquisition of the company might bring that feature sooner than later, however, mum’s been the word till now. But a set of new screenshots from an unreleased version of WhatsApp on Android show that the team is indeed working on bringing VoIP to the service.
The screenshots reveal how the UI will look once the feature is rolled out. It seems like VoIP will have a call history similar to your phone’s regular one, showing missed, received and dialed calls. There will e a separate page just for calls and rumor has it that you’ll be even able to record them.
It is expected that WhatsApp will rollout the feature sometime on Q1 2015. While it would be a welcome change for half billion WhatsApp users, competitors like BBM and Viber already offer similar service. What we suspect is WhatsApp could take on Skype by allowing users to even dial landline and mobile numbers in the future. But of course, that’s just us guessing.