It’s been long time for Blackberry for updates in WhatsApp for mobile. Blackberry always stays last in the list when it comes to the updates of the application. It is always the android users that taste the new updates on any applications and iPhone users will be next. The same happens with the WhatsApp application updates. The app has finally updated some of its updates and they are available now on the devices. Here we go:
Following the start of the rollout of voice calling to iOS users last week, WhatsApp over the weekend began rolling out the feature to BlackBerry 10 users.
WhatsApp Calling is available with v126.96.36.199 of the WhatsApp app for BlackBerry 10, however, the updated app is not yet available via BlackBerry World in India, which lists 2.12.31 as the latest version. It should roll out soon however, as some users received the updated app as far back as Friday.
Crackberry lists the changelog of the app via the BlackBerry World store, and also notes that most of the features including voice calling were already available for users of the latest beta app builds.
Apart from WhatsApp Calling, the updated app brings some other features. These include an updated search function that pulls up both chats and contacts; improved font scaling to better match the system display font size setting; enhanced support for focus and navigation on the BlackBerry Classic; larger map preview for location messages; new Add to Contacts option in chat context menu and group info screen; custom ringtone selection for incoming WhatsApp calls; new year/month subdirectories for received pictures; new WhatsApp-specific subdirectories for received audio and video; counts feature for Favs/Groups/Contacts tabs, as well as miscellaneous fixes and updates.
WhatsApp Calling is now available for Android, iOS, and BlackBerry 10 users. Windows Phone too is due to receive the feature, as the company revealed earlier this month via a support team email to a user. The team revealed the feature was “still in the works” for the platform, and that it could not provide an exact time-frame for the release.
Another interesting new about Whatsapp Status update is that it is going to hit the market with free video calling service. Though there is no official confirmation about this, the media says that the release will be by the end of this month and it was already tested among the employees of WhatsApp. The sources further added that the android users will be the first one to taste the update and the developers team of WhatsApp is working on bringing this service as soon as possible. If this happens soon, this can be a tough competition for Skype, which is in the market of video calling service since years and in the top of the position. However, an official confirmation from the legal sources is waited for the release. It is expected to release in May of 2015. This will be a major change from WhatsApp since the collaborating with Facebook. There will be more app out release for the Galaxy Series of Samsung like Galaxy Note 5 or Galaxy S7.