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 - ubong k on Friday, 13 February 2015 16:06

Thank you too much..... I am enjoying it

Thank you too much..... I am enjoying it
Ayush Bhattacharya on Friday, 13 February 2015 16:31

Its really working

Its really working
Guest - Suyash on Friday, 13 February 2015 17:30

Xperia Z3, Android 4.4.4

Followed all steps properly, received call but cannot see the Calls tab.

Xperia Z3, Android 4.4.4 Followed all steps properly, received call but cannot see the Calls tab.
vera on Friday, 13 February 2015 17:44

G3 lolipop android ..
I followed all steps but didnt work

G3 lolipop android .. I followed all steps but didnt work
Harsiddh Dave on Friday, 13 February 2015 17:51

Not working on Micromax unite 2 Android 4.4.2

Not working on Micromax unite 2 Android 4.4.2
Harsiddh Dave on Friday, 13 February 2015 17:53

Not working on Micromax unite 2 Android 4.4.2

Not working on Micromax unite 2 Android 4.4.2
Rahul on Friday, 13 February 2015 18:40

My phone is gionee pioneer p2 and my android version is 4.2.2 but the calling feature is still not be enable plzz help me you can whats app me or plz send me a mail my whats app no. Is 9958991552

My phone is gionee pioneer p2 and my android version is 4.2.2 but the calling feature is still not be enable plzz help me you can whats app me or plz send me a mail my whats app no. Is 9958991552
Waleed on Friday, 13 February 2015 21:04

Dear Mr. Akashlal Bathe,
Do i need to send Whatsapp test message with "#include" or whatsapp.h?

Thanks

Dear Mr. Akashlal Bathe, Do i need to send Whatsapp test message with "#include" or whatsapp.h? Thanks
Akashlal Bathe on Saturday, 14 February 2015 05:28

Hey,
You send #include
If your friend has whatsapp voice calls enabled, you can just tell him to call you via whatsapp and it will become enabled in yours too, after you update whatsapp as in above procedure

Hey, You send #include If your friend has whatsapp voice calls enabled, you can just tell him to call you via whatsapp and it will become enabled in yours too, after you update whatsapp as in above procedure
Guest - wasi khan on Saturday, 14 February 2015 18:40

Hii.. i did all the procedure as above mentioned.. but still not yet received any calling feature. And i m sure none of my frnds have this feature. So how m i suppose to activate calling in whatsapp?

Hii.. i did all the procedure as above mentioned.. but still not yet received any calling feature. And i m sure none of my frnds have this feature. So how m i suppose to activate calling in whatsapp?
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