WhatsApp is offered on smartphones and computer systems, however it’s additionally been obtainable on the KaiOS function telephone platform for just a few years now. So that you don’t want to purchase a doubtlessly dear smartphone if you wish to use the service.
Now, WhatsApp and the KaiOS group have announced the supply of WhatsApp voice calls on the platform too. The addition comes through an replace to WhatsApp on KaiOS, particularly model 2.2110.41, and is offered globally.
“We wish to assist communities who’re on lighter working programs in lots of locations all over the world,” WhatsApp COO Matt Idema famous in a joint press assertion.
It’s price noting that the one requirement for WhatsApp voice calls on KaiOS (other than the requisite app model) is 512MB of RAM. So units like India’s JioPhone ought to run it simply positive. Sadly, some KaiOS units just like the $17 MTN Good S we checked out just a few years in the past don’t meet this requirement.
However, this can be a fairly huge deal because it lowers the barrier of entry for WhatsApp calls from smartphones to less expensive function telephones. And have telephone customers merely want just a little cell information or a Wi-Fi hotspot to make and obtain calls through the messaging app.