The past few months has placed the Facebook owned WhatsApp on the spotlight as it keeps introducing new features and now, WhatsApp will be integrating call back, voicemail and the ability for users to send zip files in the coming weeks.
According to a report by PhoneRadar, WhatsApp for iOS and Android will now get a “Call Back” that will show notifications for a missed call with a call back button. With this new addition, a user will be able to dial back, without opening WhatsApp.[irp]
In other features, WhatsApp will also introduce voicemail features for iOS devices. New “Record Voice Mail” and “Send Voice Mail” buttons will now allow users to send a voice mail during a call itself. One can also expect the voicemail to record and share in-call audio as well.
Also, the upcoming WhatAspp update will most likely bring ZIP sharing, with which users can compress the actual file, which will in turn help in decreasing data usage as well to help users save data cost.
At the moment, WhatsApp only extends support for document formats such as PDF, VCF, DOCX and DOCS. The anticipated video calling, which has been in the rumour mill for a while, may finally show up with the next update as well.
In a related development, you may soon be able to dial landline or mobile phone numbers of any network from popular internet apps such as Skype, WhatsApp, Viber, or facebook. That means you may no longer need to buy credit to make calls any more, only data subscriptions.
This is coming after its service implemented the encrypted end-to-end features for messages, voice calls, sharing of photos and videos. This means that all user calls, texts, video, images and other files sent can only be viewed by the intended recipient, and no one, not even WhatsApp itself, can access this data.