WhatsApp video and voice calls went live in the UAE to the pleasant surprise of mobile phone users in the country. Users reported they could place calls using the local networks within the UAE and abroad.
By now, WhatsApp has become a must-have communication tool for smartphone users of all ages.
Last November 2016, WhatsApp officially rolled out the video-calling service, but mobile phone users in UAE could not access the service due to regulatory compliance.
“Voice calls through WhatsApp are blocked in compliance with the UAE’s telecommunication regulations that allow VoIP services to be provided in the country only by licensed telecom operators,” du said in a statement last year.
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According to the WhatsApp website, the calling feature can be used on Android, iPhone, Windows phone and BlackBerry 10. Callers don’t consume call minutes to access the service, but data charges may apply.
To make a call, click open the chat with the friend or relative you want to contact and tap the phone icon at the top of the screen.