How to Enable WhatsApp Calling Feature on Android

As you may know, WhatsApp has been testing free voice calling feature since a while that allows WhatsApp users to make free calls using mobile data or Wi-Fi. You can make voice calls only with your WhatsApp contacts without paying for the call charges. This features is not available officially yet but you can activate WhatsApp free calling option on Android right now by following a simple trick mentioned below. We’ve tried it with few contacts and it worked like a charm.

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How to Get Free Calling Feature on WhatsApp for Android – 

1. Update your WhatsApp app simply by installing the latest update. To do so, Download WhatsApp 2.11.552 and install the APK manually. You Don’t need to uninstall the app.

2. Once WhatsApp is updated, you need help of someone who already has WhatsApp calling feature activated on his/her phone. That’s because the calling functionality will be enabled only when you get a call from WhatsApp user who has calling enabled. (It’s not required to have his/her number saved, the person just needs your number to call you.)

3. Once you receive a call then WhatApp calling will be automatically enabled for you. In WhatsApp, you will then see a new section for calls and also the dialer icon for calling your WhatsApp contacts.

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Note: The recipient should follow the same procedure in order to get a call from you.

It’s really easy, just try it out and share your views! 🙂

Update: Apparently, the above trick isn’t working anymore as the calling feature isn’t getting activated for users though they’re able to receive calls.

Tip credit to Suraj Jain


Mayur Agarwal is the founder and editor of WebTrickz. He is a Tech enthusiast and an Internet freak who loves to try out new gadgets and smartphones. You will usually find him sharing useful How To’s and Tips & Tricks. Follow him @mayurjango on Twitter where he is extremely active.

27 Responses

  1. anshu says:

    your email id?

  2. sunil says:

    Your email add please for sending the phone number

  3. sujith says:

    Thanks for tip
    waiting for your call

  4. Diego says:

    Your email ?

  5. Fernando says:

    Hi, can you call me please? thank you.

  6. Mukesh Tiwari says:

    Thanks for your call mayur. Unfortunately, it did not work but do let us know if there is an update. Once again thanks.

  7. Bhavin says:

    waiting for your call

  8. Krishnendu Roy says:

    Give your mail I’d boss…. I need this feature

  9. levi says:

    Your email, please?
    to give my number

  10. tito says:

    is it working with android 4.3

  11. mana says:

    What\’s your email to send phone no

  12. sourabh says:

    Hi,mayur i just mail to your e mail i send my no. Please call me i am waiting for your call please call me…….thnxx a lot…

  13. appu says:

    give me ur email id

  14. sahil says:

    Hi mayur forwarded u my details..
    Kindly help in activation of whatsapp Calling feature.

  15. Alejandro says:

    Please call me so i can get it activated! Greetings from Argentina

  16. khiangtech says:

    me i learn from xda developer forum how to enable call features but mine was not activate yet.

  17. Faisal says:

    Plz someone call me +96178807356

  18. Arun Singh Tomar says:

    8130752606 Please someone call me 😀
    Thanks in advance (y)

  19. rahul says:

    Hi can you please call me my no. Is 9868733905

  20. josh says:

    Hi could you call me and help activate my what\’s app call? My number is +67570878149. Please????

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