Facebook owned messaging service, Whatsapp is set to launch a free voice calling feature for its 600 million monthly active users, as per TOI report. The date of launch is still undisclosed but, according to some recent changes in the interface of the app suggests the feature is coming soon. Earlier this year, the app had gotten acquired by Facebook for USD 19 billion. California-Headquartered, WhatsApp service was launched in 2009 by Jose Torres, Jan Koum and Brian Acton.
In March this year, Facebook has covertly launched its own free voice calling for Android users in India. Now that Facebook has separated Facebook Messenger from the main app, messenger users can use this service.
Above shown: Facebook Messenger Voice Calling
WhatsApp CEO, Jan Koum announced in a Twitter post that his mobile app has reached 600 million monthly active users and has witnessed a 15% rise in its traffic since the acquisition. It’s not clear why Facebook is bridging the gap between its two messaging apps. Reducing internal competition or becoming collectively big against others?