How To Enable and Use WhatsApp to WhatsApp Voice Calling Feature

Vintaytime Staff
2 years ago / Updated - April 30, 2016
How To Enable and Use WhatsApp to WhatsApp Voice Calling Feature

A new feature on WhatsApp messenger, give you ability to voice call your WhatsApp friends directly through the app to another WhatsApp app, no more operator charges exist here, only the thing you need is an internet connection. Last time introduced a WhatsApp web client, which feels like a big change, but after some days I found some people talking about WhatsApp web is not a big thing, but now the feature people really want in our app is voice calling which is now in your app, just follow the steps given below. Voice calling is already in most messaging apps and that is the major reason why people have to use multiple messaging apps in our phone, but after this launch WhatsApp changes the way how we use him.

To Enable/Activate WhatsApp Voice Calling

— If the version 2.12.5 is comes to Google play store, then leave this section and go to next heading how to use voice calling, else continue. Currently, according to play store whatsapp latest version is lower than 2.12.5, which didn’t support voice calling.

UpdateWhatsApp 2.12.5 is now available on Play store and Official Site.


 

Method #1: Ask someone, who already have voice activated calling

  • Search on Google “WhatsApp 2.12.17 apk
  • Select an APK download site from above or below
  • Download the .apk file from the web page(this file is the Whatsapp app, you have to install without a play store)
  • After download completes, open the .apk file
  • Overwrite install, if prompt already installed
  • Open WhatsApp > Login & restore your data (if shown log out)
  • Find a person, friend from your contacts that already have Whatsapp voice calling enabled on his device
  • Tell him to call in your WhatsApp number
  • Receive your friend call for 5-10 seconds
  • Restart your WhatsApp and you have done!

 Method #2: Using Terminal Emulator

— To enable voice calling, you can also terminal emulator on your Android device and run a command, but to use this, your device must be rooted.

  • Search on Google “WhatsApp 2.12.17 apk
  • Select a APK download site from above or below
  • Download the .apk file from the web page(this file is the Whatsapp app, you have to install without a play store)
  • After download completes, open the .apk file
  • Overwrite install, if prompt already installed
  • Open WhatsApp > Login & restore your data (if shown log out)
  • Launch the Terminal Emulator app (or download it from playstore)
  • Type ‘su -c am start -n com.whatsapp/com.whatsapp.HomeActivity’
  • Done!

terminal-whatsapp-voice

Method #3: Editing WhatsApp data file

  • Open “ES file explorer
  • Go to the root directory and open folder “Data”
  • Now again in this directory a another “data” folder found, open it
  • Scroll down and search the folder name like “com.whatsapp”, open it
  • Open directory name “shared_prefs”
  • Edit the file in the directory “com.whatsapp_preferences.xml” using any editor
  • Paste the following code just below of <map:

    <boolean name=”call” value=”true” />
    <string name=”call_allowed”>all</string>


  • Save this .XML file
  • Now force stop WhatsApp, from main settings > Apps
  • And again launch the WhatsApp to take effect

To use, WhatsApp Voice Calling

Using calling features is very easy like you do with your phone network operator, but to make a voice call between 2 WhatsApp users, make sure both of the users have the latest version of WhatsApp and the version your friend is using must support voice calling feature.

Do call and messaging at a time

Suppose WhatsApp Call in online, and now you’re sending messages to your friend without ending call. This is like multitasking in a app. After sending the message, simply return to the call by tapping the notification shown to you in below snapshot.

WhatsApp-return-call

 

Separate sections interface

Once the voice call version is updated on your device, a new interface comes to your app which give you ease-to-use separate sections with tabs and as you see in below snapshot the CALLS section is at first, which show your WhatsApp call log same as phone call log.

WhatsApp-new-interface

 

Clear calls log with a click

To clear log data you didn’t need to visit to phone settings, you just go to the option drop menu from above and select Clear call log with conformation and all of your received, dialed and missed WhatsApp voice chats/calls are just cleared.

clear-call-log

 

Monitor call logs

call-log-min

To see the call log b/w you and your friend just open friends profile from Call section.