Some exciting news has been hinted to by the very popular WhatsApp application that there may be a new voice calling feature added in the coming year. This is exciting news for the world’s most popular messaging app because it is one of the highly requested features that their competition like Hangouts and Skype have already had in their platforms.

If you don’t know what the WhatsApp application is then you are likely missing out on efficient communication with friends and family and you will be able to up your social game real quick with a simple download. WhatsApp is a cross-platform mobile messaging app for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and Nokia that allows you to send text, video, images, audio with a boat load of features. One of the most notable features is the group chat where you can start a chat with users and as each person responds the entire group is sent the message. This is a great feature for planning events and sharing news about your life.

Even though a lack of voice calling puts WhatsApp behind Hangouts, Skype and others in terms of the core functionality, WhatsApp has become very popular and the app has grown in popularity by leaps and bounds month after month despite not having this feature. The company has more than 600 million users and is the most popular messaging app in the world right now. Facebook even purchased the app in February 2014 for $19 billion which has really help spur new advancements and development for app.

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