KaiOS Technologies and WhatsApp released an update that enables WhatsApp calls for KaiOS-enabled devices worldwide. The new feature is available to millions of smart feature phone users with the latest version of the app on KaiOS devices worldwide equipped with 512MB RAM.
With the voice calling feature update, the app now allows voice calls over the Internet using Wi-Fi or mobile data, rather than pulling voice minutes from cellular plans.
The new feature further enhances the overall KaiOS user experience, especially now, when strong mobility restrictions make platforms like WhatsApp and features like voice calls over the internet crucial for people to stay connected and handle basic life needs.
How to activate WhatsApp calls on KaiOS phones
WhatsApp VoIP is available on most of the new and existing KaiOS devices with：
- 512MB RAM
- the latest WhatsApp version 2.2110.41
To activate the new feature, KaiOS users should update the current version of WhatsApp on their devices by accepting the update notification within the app. For new devices, the VoIP feature will be included in the latest version of WhatsApp, which is pre-installed upon shipment.
KaiOS Technologies and Africell recently announced that a new KaiOS–enabled smart feature phone, the 4G Vida K242, is now available in Uganda and will facilitate mobile internet adoption across the country.
The 4G Vida K242 has been specifically designed for people who are unable to afford a smartphone and want to go online. It has a user-friendly interface optimized for first-time internet users. It comes with the world’s most popular apps, such as WhatsApp, YouTube, Google Assistant, Google Maps, and Facebook, and provides access to hundreds of other applications through the KaiStore.
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