In what could be a step towards a full blown challenge toward Skype, Slack has released new native voice calling functionality to users across both desktop and mobile - but not for Windows phones.
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Nearly a month since it was revealed that iPhone users would be the next to get voice calling, the feature has begun rolling out with the latest WhatsApp update along with a few other improvements.
WhatsApp's rumoured voice calling service might just be around the corner as a few users have started getting the functionality in the app already, as part of a testing program.
WhatsApp, the super popular messaging app, looks like it's expanding its feature list once again. There's very strong evidence that voice calling will soon be supported by the app.
WhatsApp co-founder, Jan Koum, has revealed that the company is bringing voice calling capabilities to its Android and iOS apps in the near future with Windows Phone and BlackBerry to follow later.
The Executive vice president of BBM Andrew Bocking, has announced that BBM for Android and iPhone will also get video and voice calling added "within months" but didn't offer details on when exactly.