Way back in February, WhatsApp affirmed they were working to add voice calling services to their famous massaging application in the second quarter of 2014. That time period traveled and went way with no such expansion. Presently WhatsApp’s CEO says they are focusing on a first quarter 2015 date to include voice features.
In a presentation at the Code/Mobile event this week, WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum conceded that the development team has various specialized technical obstacles to overcome before dispatching voice features. One of them is that the application itself doesn’t have access to the microphones on a some smartphones.
Whatsapp was recently acquired by Facebook, yet Koum said this week that he doesn’t think WhatsApp will rival Facebook Messenger, which likewise has free voice call features through WiFi. He said that while Facebook is intended to work with both mobile devices and desktops, WhatsApp is intended to work only on mobile phones, so any voice messages will go to a user’s contact list.
Would you utilize WhatsApp to send voice messages to your companions and contacts when the company includes this ambitious feature?