WhatsApp, the hugely popular private messaging app that was recently acquired by Facebook for $16 billion (£9.55 billion) is rumoured to be introducing voice calls soon.

In what would would be a move to directly compete with Microsoft’s Skype, and Google’s Hangouts, WhatsApp is rumoured to be moving into the VoIP space, according to a tip to WPCentral from volunteer translators.

The Hindi translators have been tasked with translating the phrases “incoming call”, “outgoing call”, and “hang up”, which are likely some blatant clues as to the direction that the company plans to take.

This leak also confirms a statement made by WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum at the MWC conference in February, where he said that a voice calling feature would be added sometime between April and June this year.


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