How to enable android whatsapp calling without root

How to enable android whatsapp calling without root

Whatsapp was meant to be a simple chatting application but after wooing millions of users worldwide in a span of almost 20 years, and getting acquired by Facebook which in turn introduced whatsapp on Web and setting up a buzz by allowing free whatsapp calls, I'm here to show you how to get it enabled and running in your Android device without root. 

 

Just follow the below mentioned steps without skipping any to get free calling feature on whatsapp.

Step 1: Backup your chats

Enabling calling on whatsapp needs you to replace current version of your whatsapp with a new one, so you will first need to make a backup of your chats before you can install the new version. Open whatsapp and go to Settings - Chat settings - Backup conversations

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After backup is complete, you may proceed to step 2.

Step 2: Uninstall your current version of the app.

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Step 3: Install new version with calling feature inbuilt

You may download it from HERE

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While installing, make sure to restore old chats so that you do not lose your older chats.

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Step 4: Time to get free calling work for you without rooting your android

After you have managed to install the latest version, Tell anyone who has calls enabled to call you via whatsapp, after which whatsapp free calling feature will be enabled for your device :D 

You may also be interested in: Enable whatsapp calls for iPhone

You should be able to see the following extra features:

After calls is activated for you, you will be able to see an extra call tab:

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Do like and share this article if you find it useful to keep in touch with your friends. And yes, happy valentines day in advance, use the free whatsapp call feature for saving your balance :p 
Comment if you have any difficulties in following what this article says :D

PS. After you get the calling feature enabled, you can send a link to this article to your friend and after your friend has followed all the above steps, you can take advantage of whatsapp calling feature :D

Invite your friends to whatsapp calls by clicking here from a mobile device

Troubleshooting:

After you get a call, you are not able to see the call tab, either the procedure does not work for your device or you have missed a step. The workflow is backing up chats, uninstalling older whatsapp, installing new app from the link, and getting yourself called by someone with calls enabled. If you have missed any of the steps, it will not work, please repeat from step 1 to get calling on your whatsapp.

How to check if calling has been indeed enabled:

First, check your whatsapp version. It should be 2.11.561

Open the app and you should be able to see list of people you have sent/received messages to/from. Click on anyones display picture, a popup should pop up

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If it still doesnt work for you, comment with your Device name, Android version

If you have rooted your device, you can do these additional steps to get voice calls enabled on any device provided that someone with whatsapp voice calls enabled has already called you:

1. Download and install Terminal Emulator for android
2. Open it and type in the following command in the console 

su
am start -n com.whatsapp/com.whatsapp.HomeActivity

Open whatsapp and you should see calling feature activated :D

PSS. This trick should work for all devices on Kitkat and above...

WHATSAPP DOES NOT ACCEPT NEW USERS TO THIS CALLING FEATURE ON ALL DAYS. Please get whatsapp called by someone on friday and saturday, as whatsapp accepts new users for calling feature almost every friday and saturday :D

Whatsapp accepts new users for calling feature on fridays or sometimes Saturdays. Tell your friend to call you on both days once, if whatsapp accepts new users, you will automatically get enrolled for whatsapp calling feature :)

Confirmed working on Mi3, redmi 1s, Micromax canvas a1, Nexus 4 on CM 12 nightly ROM. Comment your experience below so that people can know if it works for them :D

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Comments

 
Guest - pritam on Saturday, 14 February 2015 05:12

Not working on my phone asus zenfone 4

Not working on my phone asus zenfone 4
Guest - jss on Saturday, 14 February 2015 09:30

not working htc m8 with kitkat operating system

not working htc m8 with kitkat operating system
Guest - Rakesh on Saturday, 14 February 2015 15:51

Bro not working in mi3.. Even after calling..

Bro not working in mi3.. Even after calling..
Akashlal Bathe on Sunday, 15 February 2015 07:39

Worked for me, looks like they have temporarily stopped the invite system, as too many users and less hardware led to deterioration of whatsapp call quality

Worked for me, looks like they have temporarily stopped the invite system, as too many users and less hardware led to deterioration of whatsapp call quality
Guest - rahul on Saturday, 14 February 2015 17:31

How we can install this version for iOS 8.1.3 plz reply

How we can install this version for iOS 8.1.3 plz reply
Akashlal Bathe on Sunday, 15 February 2015 07:41

This is not possible for iOS :(You should wait for an updated version to appear in your app store

This is not possible for iOS :( You should wait for an updated version to appear in your app store
Guest - Mohammed on Sunday, 15 February 2015 05:41

I did it but its still tell me (calling name) unable to receive whatsapp call at this time..


Any idea ?

I did it but its still tell me (calling name) unable to receive whatsapp call at this time.. Any idea ?
Akashlal Bathe on Sunday, 15 February 2015 07:41

Thats because the caller must be busy calling someone else at that point of time

Thats because the caller must be busy calling someone else at that point of time
Guest - Rakesh on Sunday, 15 February 2015 07:52

Please inform us when the feature is available or any other updates like invite method..

Please inform us when the feature is available or any other updates like invite method..
Guest - Wiss on Sunday, 15 February 2015 17:15

I have done all the steps, just want someone to call me to activate it.

I have oneplus one with kitkat 4.4.4

I have done all the steps, just want someone to call me to activate it. I have oneplus one with kitkat 4.4.4
Adword lee on Saturday, 28 February 2015 13:05

It's really great but i try this my friend called me so many times but i am not able to get whatsapp calling feature i download whatsapp from play store 4 or 5 times and then from website 3 times. But still not able to get whatsapp calling feature. There is any other way to get whatsapp calling feature.

It's really great but i try this my friend called me so many times but i am not able to get whatsapp calling feature i download whatsapp from play store 4 or 5 times and then from website 3 times. But still not able to get whatsapp calling feature. There is any other way to get whatsapp calling feature.
Akashlal Bathe on Wednesday, 11 March 2015 11:18

Hey,
Whatsapp accepts new users for calling feature on fridays or sometimes Saturdays. Tell your friend to call you on both days once, if whatsapp accepts new users, you will automatically get enrolled for whatsapp calling feature :)

Hey, Whatsapp accepts new users for calling feature on fridays or sometimes Saturdays. Tell your friend to call you on both days once, if whatsapp accepts new users, you will automatically get enrolled for whatsapp calling feature :)
Guest - Kiran Pakhare on Monday, 02 March 2015 08:47

Hi,

I have Redmi Note 3G(Rooted) android version 4.2.2,

My Whatsapp window shoes calling feature (I have tried it with editing file as per XDA devlovper trick)
but every time when i make a call it goes cancelled

Hi, I have Redmi Note 3G(Rooted) android version 4.2.2, My Whatsapp window shoes calling feature (I have tried it with editing file as per XDA devlovper trick) but every time when i make a call it goes cancelled
Akashlal Bathe on Wednesday, 11 March 2015 11:20

Thats because whatsapp has stopped accepting new users for calling feature, check out my updated post :)

Thats because whatsapp has stopped accepting new users for calling feature, check out my updated post :)
jayendharan on Tuesday, 17 March 2015 04:17

I have received a call from my friend and able to talk with him.but i didnt get calling feature yet.am using Lava iris x1..
Note:I have a inbuilt WhatsApp application.,and I can only update option.
I could not uninstall the system app.
Plz help me to activate..

I have received a call from my friend and able to talk with him.but i didnt get calling feature yet.am using Lava iris x1.. Note:I have a inbuilt WhatsApp application.,and I can only update option. I could not uninstall the system app. Plz help me to activate..
Akashlal Bathe on Sunday, 22 March 2015 09:14

Heyy :D
Download the latest version of whatsapp from http://www.whatsapp.com/android . Create a backup from old whatsapp, install the new whatsapp version you installed over the older version and then get called by someone. Updating whatsapp before getting called is critical to get the calling feature, and as calling is a beta feature, whatsapp accepts new users for calling feature only in some time slots. You need to make sure you are getting called in the time slot to be included in the call update.

Heyy :D Download the latest version of whatsapp from http://www.whatsapp.com/android . Create a backup from old whatsapp, install the new whatsapp version you installed over the older version and then get called by someone. Updating whatsapp before getting called is critical to get the calling feature, and as calling is a beta feature, whatsapp accepts new users for calling feature only in some time slots. You need to make sure you are getting called in the time slot to be included in the call update.
abhilash on Sunday, 29 March 2015 05:46

Not working on my micromax 4hd unrooted

Not working on my micromax 4hd unrooted
Akashlal Bathe on Saturday, 18 July 2015 07:31

Download the latest version from http://www.whatsapp.com/android, this automatically includes calling feature inbuilt :)

Download the latest version from http://www.whatsapp.com/android, this automatically includes calling feature inbuilt :)
Vinni Singh on Tuesday, 31 March 2015 09:17

It's amazing!! Thanks for sharing great info. I really appreciate..!! recording app

It's amazing!! Thanks for sharing great info. I really appreciate..!! recording app
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