WhatsApp to Add Voice Calls Later This Year

WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum announced today that the messaging app will add voice call support in Q2 of this year. The announcement was made at Mobile World Congress currently being held in Barcelona, Spain.

WhatsApp Voice Calls

Koum said the new service will first be available on iOS and Android before landing on some BlackBerry and Nokia devices later in the year. The CEO also added that WhatsApps currently has 465 million monthly active users, and that 15 million of those users joined after Facebook bought the app for $19 billion last week.

When asked what Facebook is getting out of the acquisition, Koum "dodged the question," according to TechCrunch.

Koum also noted that "there are no planned changes" and the company "will continue to do what we set out to do, even after the acquisition closes."