WhatsApp is obtainable on smartphones and computer systems, but it surely’s additionally been accessible on the KaiOS feature telephone platform for just a few years now. So you don’t want to purchase a doubtlessly dear smartphone if you wish to use the service.
Now, WhatsApp and the KaiOS crew have announced the supply of WhatsApp voice calls on the platform too. The addition comes through an replace to WhatsApp on KaiOS, specifically model 2.2110.41, and is obtainable globally.
“We want to support communities who are on lighter operating systems in many places around the world,” WhatsApp COO Matt Idema famous in a joint press assertion.
It’s value noting that the one requirement for WhatsApp voice calls on KaiOS (except for the requisite app model) is 512MB of RAM. So gadgets like India’s JioPhone ought to run it simply positive. Unfortunately, some KaiOS gadgets just like the $17 MTN Smart S we checked out just a few years in the past don’t meet this requirement.
Nevertheless, this can be a fairly large deal because it lowers the barrier of entry for WhatsApp calls from smartphones to less expensive feature phones. And feature telephone customers merely want a little bit cellular knowledge or a Wi-Fi hotspot to make and obtain calls through the messaging app.