Almost immediately after the purchase by Facebook for $19 billion WhatsApp announced the upcoming launch of voice services. Function calls appear in the messenger in the second quarter . Today , the network appeared the first screenshots ” bell ” part of WhatsApp.
Now messenger allows only write messages and send photos , but soon will be available to make calls . Judging by the pictures , screen calls WhatsApp will largely resemble the standard application Phone in iOS 7.1. In the screenshot , you can see the round button to mute the microphone , and send a message to activate the speaker . Also there is a button to “hang up”, similar to those in Apple- program.
Experts attribute the introduction of a new function with the desire to Facebook at least partially discourage acquisition costs using WhatsApp additional monetization. Most likely, the audio communication in the application will be available for a fee , though hardly an expensive subscription.
WhatsApp now used in more than one hundred countries . The application is installed on devices running iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Symbian, Windows Phone and software platform Nokia S40. In December 2013 the “Beeline” has concluded a partnership agreement with WhatsApp. In the framework of the operator increase the speed of the internet connection to the messenger, which handles more than 15 billion messages per day.